But small companies that don’t have access to enterprise-class management systems are left without a simple means of updating third-party applications that are installed on Windows systems.
Even though many popular applications such as Adobe Macromedia Flash Player and Google Chrome have their own update mechanisms, such third-party software might be limited by certain conditions.
It seems that you didn't understand that Opera doesn't use the PPAPI version.
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Active Directory (AD) includes Group Policy Software Installation (GPSI), which gives administrators a rudimentary means of updating or deploying software to clients by using Windows Installer (.msi) files.
It found that my Adobe Flash Player was outdated and that I have five outdated versions of Macromedia Flash on my system in seven different locations.
I have updated my Adobe Flash Player, and that's fine now, but the installation failed to get rid of the old versions of Macromedia Flash.
But GPSI wasn’t designed to scale for large networks, nor has Microsoft invested in the technology since the introduction of AD 10 years ago.
Starting with version 3.0, WSUS includes local publishing APIs that, for the first time, let developers write code to publish custom updates to WSUS.
This isn't a problem for the operating system itself, because Windows informs you when updates are available.