I was afraid you'd say that. We have a client that can't see a peice we did for them in Flash 7, which should support 99% of flash users. No one can figure out why. I was hoping there was some sort of emulator out there that could do the trick.
1. Blundered around Macromedia's Web site until we blundered into the complete installs for both the Gecko plugins and IE Active X controls.
2. Put these installers on a shared network drive.
3. Wrote batch files that accessed the installers on the network drives and ran the installers in silent mode.
4. Created HTML file with links to the Batch files.
5. Added the HTML file to the Active Desktops on the machines where we'll want to switch Flash versions.
Here's a sample of the batch file that installs Flash 7:
cd z:\QA Library\Product Installers\Macromedia Flash
cd \qa library\product installers\macromedia flash\Flash Player Installer Archive\fp7_archive\r61
(no flash.bat is a batch file that runs the Macromedia Flash Uninstaller; we also have the capability, natch, of turning Flash off completely).
It takes about 30 seconds from the click of the link to the availability of the appropriate version of flash. There are a couple caveats, though:
* The installers/uninstaller process will close open browsers.
* If you have other applications, like AOL IM, which use the ActiveX Flash control, you won't be able to revert to an earlier version while that application is running.