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Brad Klein
Advisor

Question from HP Engineering team

We are looking at different technologies that can be used in producing web-based management applications for system administration and some of them require browser plugins. We would like to get some information from you related to the prevalence of Adobe Flash plugins on administrator's browsers.

1. Do you currently have the Flash plugin loaded in the browser you use for system administration? If not, why not?

2. Are there policies at your workplace that prohibit the installation of the Flash plugin (or plugins in general)? (please elaborate)

Thank you for any insights you provide.
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Chris Finn
Occasional Advisor
Solution

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

Answers:

1. I do have the Flash plugin loaded

2. No policies that I'm aware of as of yet, but I'm new here...

-chris
Rancher
Honored Contributor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

If you are referring to the Shockwave Flash Object, ActiveX control, then yes, I have it installed on my station. There are no policies in my workplace prohibiting the installation of plugins.
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. Yes - Various plugins installed.
2. No policies at this point to prevent any specific plugins.

Would rather keep browser & OS independence - so Active X not ideal.

Java seems to be ever present but the various flavours / dependencies can be a pain.
Jason Rackle
Advisor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

The shop I am in has very tight network and access controls on every desktop (thin client). Management of servers is thus not possible except via an RDP session into dedicated management servers. Tools, ActiveX Controls, programs, etc are installed onto these management servers on a "as needed" basis.

I do not believe the Adobe tools are installed but we could always install them if need be. :-)
L Davis
Advisor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. Yes.
2. No policies here that restrict us.

Cheerio.

Leon.
Neysters, Lutz
Frequent Advisor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. No. I didn't need it until now, because with this PC and its browser I keep to business, only intranet and sites inside our customer's network.

2. No.

I still would like to keep SIM as browser & OS independent as possible (like Rob mentioned). It is annoying enough I can't have a look at disk thresholds if I open the SMH directly from the server monitored - because of the lack of Java.
Larry Shaw
Frequent Advisor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. Yes

2. No, in fact we use Flash for some internal applications and have it on most workstations.
Astro2
Frequent Advisor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. Yes
2. No

Regards

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1. Yes
2. No

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. Yes
2. No
jason gorell_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. Yes
2. No
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. No. Our main network is not connected to Internet (security ....), therefore we just don't need Adobe flash plugins on our computers used for internal network administration

2. We prohibit installation of plugins for regular users, but not for administrators
Arian van der Pijl
Regular Advisor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

1. Yes, Flash comes standard within our 'ghost' image.
2. Yes, normal users are standard Domain Users, 'the rights' of installing plugins is therefore not allowed. Administrators however are allowed to install almost anything.
Brad Klein
Advisor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

Thanks to all who provided feedback -- this will be very helpful for us as we move forward with decisions about the presense of plugins and their acceptability.

Thanks again!
Brad
Brad Klein
Advisor

Re: Question from HP Engineering team

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