We have been having intermittent issues where Flash PPAPI is opening a update message screen even though we have Flash Autoupdate disabled.
This started happening around the Oct./Nov. timeframe. This does not seem to be happening on all our 3000+ workstations but it is happening on a percentage of them. All are set-up with the mms.cfg file with an entry of AutoUpdateDisable=1. We are currently on V126.96.36.199 and will be updating to V 188.8.131.52 in the next few days. We've experienced this issue through at least 3 versions of Flash. I've searched the Adobe sites an 3rd party sites and have not found any solution.
Are others experiencing this issue? Has anyone found a solution to this?
I'm not aware of anything off the top of my head, and that you're not finding much either makes me think that it's a local issue.
If the Flash Player auto-updater can't read the config file, then it's going to fall back to default behavior. I can't think of a lot of other reasons for why you would get inconsistent application of a config file flag, and only on a subset of machines. That stuff is on or off. There's not a lot of mystery.
That makes me think about stuff like: