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What changes do I need to make when I create the MST file for Flash 18

07/23/2015 3686 views
I have the 2 MSI files for Flash 18 (Active X and Plugin), now I have to create the MST file, what do I need to change in the MST file? I have the mms.cfg file with the AutoUpdateDisable=1.

I opened the MSI with Orca then when I create a new Transform where do I make the changes there, I tried to go through it but it's just too much info.

I think I am missing something in this process

Thank you in advance for the help.
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  • Thanks for all the help. I'm new to this position. So I ended up using Orca to open the previous MSI and applied the MST then I could see all the changes made. 1 under Checkbox, 3 under Property so I created the new MST from the new MSI using Orca with the same properties.

    So now I am wondering what is the mms.cfg used for if I am using a MSI and MST?

    Thanks again.
  • Thanks for all the help. I'm new to this position. So I ended up using Orca to open the previous MSI and applied the MST then I could see all the changes made. 1 under Checkbox, 3 under Property so I created the new MST from the new MSI using Orca with the same properties.

    So now I am wondering what is the mms.cfg used for if I am using a MSI and MST?

    Thanks again.

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If you want to modify the MSI you would want to change the values located under the "Property" table.
If you are using mms.cfg on all your computers then you do not really need to modify the MSI.
Or you could change the property and install time.

Example:
msiexec /I install_flash_player_18_active_x.msi /passive /norestart ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0

If all you are doing with the customization is disabling updates I would suggest using the EXE versions. You can download all three:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ax.exe
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

Silent install and AutoUpdate disabled:
install_flash_player.exe -install -au 2
install_flash_player_ax.exe -install -au 2
install_flash_player_ppapi.exe -install -au 2

-au has three settings
0 = Allow Adobe to install updates
1 = Notify me to install updates
2 = Never check for updates
Answered 07/23/2015 by: jleitsch
Purple Belt

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Everything you would want to change would be located under the "Property" table.

However, if you are deploying the mms.cfg to the computers also you shouldn't have to change anything. It can all be done via mms.cfg.

Here is the Admin Guide for Flash

To further expand you don't even need the mms if you are just disabling updates. The properties can be set at install time.

For MSI install:
msiexec /I install_flash_player_18_active_x.msi /passive /norestart ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0
msiexec /I install_flash_player_18_plugin.msi /passive /norestart ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0

the "/norestart" is not required. I just made it a habit to include in ALL my MSI cmd lines.

You could also download the latest EXE versions (all three of them) from:
#####################################
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ax.exe
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe
#####################################

Installing these is as simple as:
install_flash_player.exe -install -au 2
install_flash_player_ax.exe -install -au 2
install_flash_player_ppapi.exe -install -au 2


The 2 sets Auto Update to "Never check for updates"
0 would be "Allow Adobe to install updates"
and 1 is "Notify me to install updates"

I prefer  the EXE options since Adobe is not planning on release the PPAPI(Chrome version of flash) version in any other format at the moment.


Answered 07/23/2015 by: jleitsch
Purple Belt

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Hi,
if you search this site you will find many tips for this... If you look really hard you will find something along the lines of...

Create an MST (Transform) change the command line fo the Custom Action that calls the embedded legacy installer to

[installfilename].exe -install -msi -au 2

au 0=always install updates; au 1=notify me; au 2=never update.

If I remember correctly, the Custom action has a really cool name of "NewCustomAction1"

Then you can create a custom action that contains the following...

sc delete "AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc"
schtasks /delete  /tn "adobe flash player updater" /f

Cheers
Phil


Answered 07/24/2015 by: Pressanykey
Red Belt

 
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