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Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 19 Sep 2016 11:35 #2372

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Does anyone have any update to date recipes on deploying Flash and Java to Safari on Student MacBooks?
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Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 10 Oct 2016 21:03 #2384

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I would look at our recipe for Autopkg for OS X which can make keeping Java and Flash up to date an easier task. www.filewave.com/item/using-autopkgr-with-filewave . It can be set to pull the updates, make the filesets, and import them into fwadmin for you!

Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 12 Oct 2016 15:58 #2386

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Ken,
Thanks for the tip. :-> Investigating AutoPkg now.
On the Mac that I have it installed on do I need to leave the AutoPkg running or since I have it set to auto create every week the recipes I have selected will it auto open in background?
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Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 19 Oct 2016 19:24 #2390

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If you're not doing anything custom with flash and don't mind the default settings grabbing the distribution .pkgs directly from adobe and putting them in a .pkg fileset and pushing them takes all of 5 minutes.

Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 26 Oct 2016 20:44 #2401

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You would want to leave it open if you have it set to auto create as it will not automatically open the app.

Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 26 Jan 2017 17:10 #2442

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This is awesome!

However, I have two questions:

1. When Assigning these new Filesets created from autopkg, do we delete the associations to the older updates before deploying the new Filesets?

2. What happens when the autopkg runs every week and there hasn't been an update. Will it know not to create a duplicate fileset of the one created in the previous autorun?

Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 26 Jan 2017 17:11 #2443

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I have same question..
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Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 13 Feb 2017 13:19 #2451

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1. When Assigning these new Filesets created from autopkg, do we delete the associations to the older updates before deploying the new Filesets?

As long as the previous fileset version is not set to self heal the newer version will overwrite it once you make that association. So there is no need to delete the older association in that case before deploying the newer version.

2. What happens when the autopkg runs every week and there hasn't been an update. Will it know not to create a duplicate fileset of the one created in the previous autorun?

If there is not an updated version on the program you are using AutoPKG for then it will not create a duplicate fileset. It will recognize you already have the most current version and do nothing.

Thanks!
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Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 20 Apr 2017 19:17 #2524

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Taking this one step further. Can the Autopkg recipe be set up to automatically be associated with clients or groups that already have the association from the older version of flash, java, etc? I know that we can import them into a folder and associate the folder, but then we cannot set up the kiosk association for the newly imported update.

Thoughts?

Mac OSX - Safari Flash and Java Filesets 27 Apr 2017 14:12 #2532

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Here's how I solve it:


Flash Plugin
  • Fileset with the current latest plugin
    • Only plugins+recipts
    • Files set to donwload if missing
    • Postinstall script that reloads the LaunchDaemon in the second fileset
  • Fileset for Flash auto update
    • Updates the Flash Plugin in the background, using Adobes own engine
A few days after the new plugin is released all my macs has it installed. If I want to really get it out quick I update the first fileset, otherwise I update it when there's time. Mostly to get new and reinstalled clients up to date directly.

Java
This one was a little bit tricky, but I found a nice script at jamfnation , that I modified a bit. Besides the eventual problem of Oracle changing it's website it works ok using the same methodology as for the Flash Plugin (download if missing, launch daemon, etc).
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