I'm doing a pilot deployment of Flash ActiveX 18.104.22.168 to about 50 Windows machines running Win7 Enterprise x86/x64 and Win10 Enterprise x64. I'm deploying the plain-vanilla adobe-supplied MSI with no alterations via SCCM with an install string of msiexec /i install_flash_player_26_active_x.msi /qb.
About half of the machines that ran the install are failing with a 1603 (fatal error during installation). I connected to several of the failed machines and looked in the Application Event Log to see what was actually failing and this is what I found on each machine:
Reading up from the bottom:
event ID 1040 - the Windows Installer starting transaction install_flash_player_26_active_x.msi
event ID 10005 - Product: Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX -- The version of the Player that you are trying to install is lower than what is currently installed.
event ID 1013 - Product: Adobe Flash Player 24 ActiveX -- Error : The version of the Player that you are trying to install is lower than what is currently installed.
event ID 1042 - the Windows Installer ending transaction install_flash_player_26_active_x.msi
Why is the 22.214.171.124 installer trying to install Flash 13 and Flash 24?
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The ActiveX Control will fail to install on Windows 10 due to Microsoft embedding Flash Player ActiveX Control in IE/Edge browser in Windows 10 (they began embedding Flash Player in IE in Windows 8). On Windows 10, all Flash Player for IE/Edge updates are released by Microsoft via Windows Updates.
For the Windows 7 systems, what is the current, or previous version on the system?
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I redeployed Flash ActiveX 126.96.36.199 to a Windows 7 x86 machine with /l*vx enabled. The deployment failed with a 1603 error, so I logged on to the target machine and found that it has Flash ActiveX 188.8.131.52, Flash ActiveX 184.108.40.206 and Flash ActiveX 220.127.116.11 all installed.
The log files from that machine are here:
Thank you. We are investigating. In the interim, please provide the following:
Unfortunately, we were unable to wait on a resolution and are using the Flash Scrubber to remove all versions of Flash and reinstall 18.104.22.168. We have halted deployment of 22.214.171.124 due to the issues we are having with old versions being detected but not removed by the 126.96.36.199 installer, and also because several of our enterprise management consoles will not allow connections from machines with ActiveX 188.8.131.52 installed. The issue there is that the web interfaces cannot determine what version of Flash is installed and so block the connection.
In answer to your other questions, the ActiveX 13 package was before my time and no longer exists. When we did the upgrade to ActiveX 184.108.40.206 there was no issue encountered.