I’m writing concerning Flash Player that has been deactivated on December 31, 2020.
My issue is that we have been using a visualization tool that is built on Flash and that generates swf reports; a tool from SAP, called Dashboard Design. Since last week, the tool is no longer functioning as if flash was deactivated from it. However no updates were made on the tool and we have not manually uninstalled flash yet.
We knew flash was going to stop end of year, but 2020 was not a typical year with remote work due to covid, therefore we were not able to organize the migration to a new tool. What solutions do we have to have it function again?
Flash is still existent in our list of programs, it was not uninstalled, but doesn’t seem to be read by any application. Can Windows deactivate flash automatically, even though not requested to do updates? We use Windows 7. What about Adobe if no updates are made?
How can we activate flash from within, to allow our tool to work, just the time to organize ourselves and migrate to a new visualization tool?
This is critical for our company.
Any idea on things to do? Solutions? Troubleshoot?
"a tool from SAP, called Dashboard Design"
Contact SAP to see if they have an update to their tool
"Can Windows deactivate flash automatically, even though not requested to do updates?"
No, Windows didn't deactive Flash automatically. Recent versions of Flash Player had a timebomb to deactiate Flash on 12-Jan-2021 - this is what you're experiencing.
Adobe announced Flash Player's end-of-life in July 2017, giving content creators, programmers, developers and IT experts over 3 years to migrate their Flash content to a different technology.
Major browser vendors are deprecating Flash Player support. For details specific to each vendor, please refer to:
For enterprises dependent on Flash Player, please refer to the Enterprise end-of-life FAQ:
Enterprise Enablement may be an option until such time all browser’s remove support for Flash. Technical details can be found in the Flash Player Admin Guide, pages 28-35):