How Do You Get Flash to Work In 'Limited Accounts'

DasFox

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I just noticed that with IE6 even though you install Flash under the Admin accounts it's not working for IE under Limited Accounts...

Sheesh talk about stupid! :(

How do you get IE to work with Flash under the Limited User Accounts?

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mechBgon

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There's no special trick required to make Flash Player work under a Limited account. However, I'd suggest ditching IE6 for IE7 at the earliest opportunity. If the problem persists, reinstall Flash Player, then post a blow-by-blow of exactly what site you visit and what result you get. I assume you're aware that you must install an ActiveX version of Flash Player for it to work in IE (installing it in Opera or FireFox will not get you the ActiveX version).

You can get full-file Flash Player installers from here, by the way: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservic...lId=tn_14266&sliceId=2 The versions with "ax" in the name are the ActiveX ones. At this date, you would want either 9.0.151.0 or the crash-prone 10.0.12.36.
 

DasFox

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Originally posted by: mechBgon
There's no special trick required to make Flash Player work under a Limited account. However, I'd suggest ditching IE6 for IE7 at the earliest opportunity. If the problem persists, reinstall Flash Player, then post a blow-by-blow of exactly what site you visit and what result you get. I assume you're aware that you must install an ActiveX version of Flash Player for it to work in IE (installing it in Opera or FireFox will not get you the ActiveX version).

You can get full-file Flash Player installers from here, by the way: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservic...lId=tn_14266&sliceId=2 The versions with "ax" in the name are the ActiveX ones. At this date, you would want either 9.0.151.0 or the crash-prone 10.0.12.36.

I installed the ActiveX version for IE6 at Adobe's site, so I thought if you installed it under the Admin account then the Limited accounts would then have flash, but it's not working, maybe a bug then in IE6...
 

vailr

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Flash Player Uninstaller:
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Use this to clean out vestiges of older Flash versions.
Then re-install the latest version.
 
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Slightly Off Topic (and I know the issue's resolved now) but I do remember reading articles on getting Flash to work with certain Google Chrome installations - namely extracting contents from the installer and placing them in the appropriate folder(s).

I suppose there would be a similar workaround for IE, assuming your OS login privileges restricted you from running the installer.