John C. Welch:
If you download Flash, you get the ‘normal’ installer, which has
all the silly chrome and the even sillier insistence that you quit
browsers, etc. That kind of thing is really annoying, because it
makes pushing the update out quite the pain in the keister.
However, if you crack open that installer, (ctrl-click on it and
select “Show Package Contents” for the uninitiated), and go into
the resources folder, you see a lovely file called “Adobe Flash
Player.pkg”. That, dear readers, is a standard Mac OS X installer,
that does not start forcing you to quit browsers. It is therefore,
because of format and design, quite compatible with any number of
IT tools, such as Apple Remote Desktop and others.