Flash update setup - NYCDOE

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The NYCDOE firewall prevents the standard Flash updater, for browsers like Safari, Firefox, and IE. To update Flash within the DOE you need to download the full installer and run the enclosed package (or just use Chrome)

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Flash update setup - NYCDOE

  1. 1. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 UPDATE FLASH Follow these instructions for updating Flash within the DOE (the standard web update installer is blocked by the DOE firewall) Monday, February 10, 14
  2. 2. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 PREFACE The standard, web-based, Flash updater is a small file that the DOE firewall blocks from the final step of updating.The following is the work-around for updating Flash within the DOE network Monday, February 10, 14
  3. 3. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 1A Wether your browser attempts to update Flash automatically, or you search for the downloader, you’ll end up here... Monday, February 10, 14
  4. 4. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 1B Find the “Do you have a different operating system of browser?” link, regardless of what operating system or browser you are using Monday, February 10, 14
  5. 5. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 2 On the next page, look in the bottom left and find the “click here” link for older versions of Flash - do this regardless of what browser or system you are using Monday, February 10, 14
  6. 6. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 3 After you “click for older versions” this pop-up will appear. Click “Flash Player archives” or scroll down Monday, February 10, 14
  7. 7. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 4 Find the most recent version, first in the list.The file contains both Mac & PC installers and is usually over 150 MB Monday, February 10, 14
  8. 8. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 5 After you click on the most recent version it will download a ZIP file to your Downloads folder Monday, February 10, 14
  9. 9. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 6 Find the .zip file and double click in it. It will create a folder, directly above it, with the same name Monday, February 10, 14
  10. 10. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 7A Click the “fp_VERSION#_archive” folder and navigate to the format you need Monday, February 10, 14
  11. 11. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 7B On a Windows machine double-click the file ending in “_win.exe” to launch the installer - be sure to quite all open browsers before you run the installer Monday, February 10, 14
  12. 12. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 7C On a Mac double-click the file ending in “_mac.dmg” to launch the installer - be sure to quite all open browsers before you run the installer Monday, February 10, 14
  13. 13. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 8 On a Mac, the “_mac.dmg” file will open up to this “Install Adobe Flash Player” folder Monday, February 10, 14
  14. 14. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 9 Control-Click on the folder to see the menu then click on “Show Package Contents” Monday, February 10, 14
  15. 15. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 10 Click the Contents folder, then Resources.The installer package will be at the top - Adobe Flash Player.pkg Monday, February 10, 14
  16. 16. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 11 Double-click the Adobe Flash Player.pkg file to run the installer - be sure to quite all open browsers before you run the installer Monday, February 10, 14
  17. 17. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 IFYOU MANAGE MORETHAN ONE MAC You can update multiple Macs simultaneously once you have updated your main system. Open Apple Remote Desktop Monday, February 10, 14
  18. 18. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 REMOTE MACS - STEP 1 In Apple Remote Desktop select the remote machine(s) you want to update & click the Install Package icon (or Manage->Install Packages from the menu bar) Monday, February 10, 14
  19. 19. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 2 Use the + to find the .pkg file, or simple drag it from your Finder to this window. Choose Force an immediate restart Click the blue “Install” button in the bottom right of the window Monday, February 10, 14
  20. 20. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 STEP 3 You can monitor the install progress. In a hard-wired lab ~10 at a time works quickly, more than that & install lags or fails For remote systems on wifi it is not recommended to do more than 1 or 2 at a time Monday, February 10, 14
  21. 21. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 FINAL NOTE 1 It is recommended you reboot both Macs and PCs immediately after the installer is run. Also,Adobe has been known to update Flash 2x a month so be aware you might have to do this process frequently Monday, February 10, 14
  22. 22. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 FINAL NOTE 2 When possible, use Google’s Chrome browser. Chrome is able to update Flash automatically, without being blocked by the DOE. Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer require this work-around Monday, February 10, 14
  23. 23. Created by Mr. Casal, 2/2014 CREDITS Created by Chris Casal ComputerTeacher,Technology Coordinator, and PS10.org Google Apps Administrator PS10 - 15K010 ccasal@ps10.org / ccasal@schools.nyc.gov @mr_casal Monday, February 10, 14

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