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Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

 
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Brad Klein
Advisor

Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

We are looking at different technologies that can be used in producing rich management applications for system administration and some of them require browser plug-ins. We would like to get some information from you related to the prevalence of Adobe Flash plug-ins on administrator's browsers. We asked similar questions in August of 2007 and would like to get an updated sample on this matter.

1. What operating system is running on the PC you use to perform the majority of your system administration tasks?
2. Do you currently have the Adobe Flash plug-in loaded in the browser on the PC you use for the majority of your system administration tasks? If not, why not?
3. Are there policies at your workplace that prohibit the installation of the Adobe Flash plug-in (or plug-ins in general) for system administrators management PCs? (please elaborate)

Thank you for any insights you provide.
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Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1. - XP
2. - Yes
3. - No, Adobe Flash is used by other applications and is part of the base build.
MattLavallee2
Frequent Advisor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1. Vista x64
2. Yes.
3. No.

I would add that the necessity of Flash not extend beyond the dashboard, as we do not permit Flash (or other browser extensions) on our servers and do still find the need to open some management tools (SIM, SMH, ACU, iLO, etc.) from them on occasion.

-Matt
CA1499584
Regular Advisor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1. XP
2. Yes
3. No
Ole Thomsen_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1. Vista
2. Yes
3. No

Ole Thomsen

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1- Vista/XP
2-yes
3-No

Adobe flash plugin is part of the base build
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Derek_56
Valued Contributor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1. Windows XP
2. Yes
3. No
Eugene Marko
Frequent Advisor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1. Windows XP, sometimes Linux (Ubuntu).
2. Yes.
3. No. Flash Player installed on all computers in company because of using some flash enabled applications in company document flow.

Also there are a lot of people using Firefox browser, but not IE, so it should be kept in mind.
Rancher
Honored Contributor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1. XP
2. Yes
3. No, it is installed on all PCs but NOT on servers
OlivierV
Trusted Contributor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1- XP
2- Yes
3- No

Olivier
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1 XP and Vista
2 Yes
3 No

JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

1. XP
2. Yes
3. No
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Brad Klein
Advisor

Re: Question from HP engineering team – Adobe Flash Plug-in

Thanks to all who responded for the valuable feedback!