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Flash Player 8 Issue with IE - Macromedia Flash Player

When my users try to access a page within our intranet that has flash on it, they get this error: "Macromedia Flash Player has stopped a potentially unsafe operation." (Full error in link below). Options are OK and Settings. I found this TechNote on Macromedia's support page: [url]http://www.macromedia.com/go/13530cdd[/url] However, when they click Settings, it doesn't open a window to change the settings. I'm thinking it is because our desktop group doesn't allow us to change much of our administrator settings. Any ideas on what I can do???...

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    Default Flash Player 8 Issue with IE

    When my users try to access a page within our intranet that has flash on it,
    they get this error:

    "Macromedia Flash Player has stopped a potentially unsafe operation." (Full
    error in link below).
    Options are OK and Settings.

    I found this TechNote on Macromedia's support page:
    [url]http://www.macromedia.com/go/13530cdd[/url]

    However, when they click Settings, it doesn't open a window to change the
    settings. I'm thinking it is because our desktop group doesn't allow us to
    change much of our administrator settings. Any ideas on what I can do???

    TNGeekGurl Guest

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    Default Re: Flash Player 8 Issue with IE

    Tell them to stop using IE and start using Firefox.


    Seriously, though, have they tried turning off their popup blockers? It
    sounds like the player has either not been updated, or not been fulling
    installed.

    clinehan Guest

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    Did you ever figure out how to fix this because it's driving me crazy!
    bigdukeydog Guest

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    This is absolutely ridiculous. We develop courses here at the Department of
    State and we have to test them locally before they go on a server. Our
    development network *does not* have Internet access. Simply clicking on
    Settings takes us nowhere. I am not going to every single computer in our
    department adding every swf file used in every course to this "trust list."

    No wonder the Department of Security has not approved the Flash Player beyond
    version 6.

    I know there information has been posted in tech notes, however, there is no
    instruction on how to PERMANENTLY eliminate this dialog box on *every* single
    computer on our network *without* the ability to connect to the Internet.

    Macromedia, please help us!

    Toyota Monomomono Guest

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    Yes, I finally followed the instructions in the link I posted above. This
    particular paragraph was helpful:

    Developers
    Author/Developers may be able to modify their content so that users don't need
    to take any action. If your content does not access any local files, it can be
    modified to interact with the network only. This can be done using the
    standalone tool provided, called the Local Content Updater or by using
    Macromedia Flash 8 to publish your SWF using the "Allow local file to access
    the network" setting.

    "DEVELOPERS
    If your content must access both the local file system and the network, the
    user must indicate that they trust the file. This can either be done
    interactively through the settings manager, or by installing a trust file. For
    existing content, the simplest approach will probably be to indicate that users
    should use the settings manager to make a file (or directory) trusted. For new
    content, an author might consider installing a trust file at the time when the
    content is installed locally-that way the user is not required to take any
    action. For the complete description of how to "trust" content or the Local
    File Security please see, Security Changes in Flash Player 8."

    We still use MX, so I used the Local Content Updater utlity to add network
    privileges to the .swf file. I had to brush up on my DOS commands though. I
    use Flash very infrequently. I'm definitely not a "code" writer, so this one
    was a challenge for me! :)



    TNGeekGurl Guest

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    What I don't understand is why the dialog boxes pop up when the SWF files are
    published in earlier versions (like 6). If I only have MX, I don't even have
    the capability to "take advantage" of the Version 7 security loophole.

    I am looking into this command line utility. Regardless of its success, if I
    publish a swf for an earlier version, then I should not have to go through
    these extra steps to test my files locally. The Flash 8 player should be smart
    enough to detect the published version of the content.

    Perhaps I am too demanding. I have always wondered in what version people
    have developed their material when looking at a particular site. The context
    menu should not only say the current version, but the version of the generated
    swf.

    Chris.



    Toyota Monomomono Guest

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    This is the most ridiculous thing I've seen come from the Flash Developers. I am writing webservices on the backend for registration and nothing but problems with this.

    fw
    fred.white Guest

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    Toyota Monomomono wrote:
    > This is absolutely ridiculous. We develop courses here at the Department of
    > State and we have to test them locally before they go on a server. Our
    > development network *does not* have Internet access. Simply clicking on
    > Settings takes us nowhere. I am not going to every single computer in our
    > department adding every swf file used in every course to this "trust list."
    >
    > No wonder the Department of Security has not approved the Flash Player beyond
    > version 6.
    >
    > I know there information has been posted in tech notes, however, there is no
    > instruction on how to PERMANENTLY eliminate this dialog box on *every* single
    > computer on our network *without* the ability to connect to the Internet.
    The answers ARE in this article:
    [url]http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/flash/articles/fplayer8_security.html[/url]

    You can create a distributable trust file that eliminates the need for
    the settings mgr..

    Bentley Wolfe
    Senior Support Engineer, Flash/Flash Player
    *Macromedia, now a division of Adobe Systems

    Bentley Wolfe [Adobe] Guest

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