Adobe AIR installation
Users with administrative rights for a computer can download and install Adobe AIR, which is available at http://get.adobe.com/air.
Adobe AIR 1.5 is supported on:
The user needs to have administrative privileges to install the runtime.
Complete system requirements are listed at http://www.adobe.com/products/air/systemreqs.
Once you have installed the runtime, you can remove it using the following procedures.
On a Windows computer:
On a Mac computer:
The user needs to have administrative privileges to remove the runtime.
On Linux, do one of the following:
If an AIR application requires an updated version of Adobe AIR (the runtime), the new runtime version is installed when the AIR application is installed. To update the runtime, a user must have administrative privileges for the computer.
Adobe AIR redistribution
Adobe provides the runtime for distributing Adobe AIR on individual systems, on an intranet, or in an enterprise environment. For more information, see the following:
Installing, updating, and removing AIR applications
AIR applications are deployed as AIR files. See Data formats used.
Users can install updates in two ways:
In either case, if a different version of the application is already installed, the AIR application installer asks the user if they want to update to the new version. If an updated version of Adobe AIR is required, the updated version is automatically installed.
By default, each AIR application is installed in a unique subdirectory of the system-wide programs directory (such as c:\Program Files\MyAIRApp on Windows and /Applications/MyAIRApp on Mac OS.)
On Mac OS, to install or update an AIR application, the user needs to have adequate system privileges to install to the application directory (and administrative privileges if the application needs to update the runtime). On Windows, a user needs to have administrative privileges.
Once an AIR application is installed, it can update itself (if the developer has added code to do so).
IT administrators can install Adobe AIR and AIR applications silently using standard desktop deployment tools. (See the next section, Enterprise deployment.)
IT administrators can prevent AIR application installation and Adobe AIR updates. (See Adobe AIR configuration.)
Adobe AIR currently does not support GPO or MSI for Adobe AIR or application installation.
IT administrators can install Adobe AIR and AIR applications silently using standard desktop deployment tools. IT administrators can deploy the following: