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Adobe Flash end of support 2020 - WING GUI 5.9.x/7.x

  • 3 October 2019
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Any ETA about HTML GUI ?

 

About 1800 WiNG APs and growing

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If you have problems with end of life in WingMan you need to change pepflashplayer.dll to the older version. You need to go to C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\extreme-wing-manager\app-1.0.1\resources\app\src\flash\win32 and replace pepflashplayer.dll to version 26.0.0.131 x64 downloaded from eg. dll-files.com

It works for me too, but i don’t know if you missed to mention (or is just my case) that this dll file is generated each time you open the WiNG Man, so you need to replace the file each time and after you run WiNG Man. That was the only way it worked for me. Also can confirm that it works with 29.0.0.171

Thank you.

I open WingMan today and it still works. You have to close application and then replace pepflashplayer.

We are working on a new version of WingMan as we speak, this is obviously a high priority. The current target release is for tonight, barring any further setbacks. You can also consult this guide for updates as well: https://extremeportal.force.com/ExtrArticleDetail?an=000092008

 

Thanks for hanging in there with me everyone, I’ll keep you posted as I hear more. 


Do your developer still work on a HTML5 GUI and if so is there a timeline? Or is WingMan the final solution for this issue?

You can configure Flash to work for certain sites by using mms.cfg. See for example the VMware documentation on how to set it up

EOLUninstallDisable=1
EnableAllowList=1
AllowListPreview=1
AllowListUrlPattern=https://FQDN_Of_The_Target_System/

 

James, this is very interesting. 

A quick test on this worked for me to access an old vcenter flash based.

I will test test in wing environment.

 

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Hi everyone, I have some more information this morning. This is the official statement regarding WiNG-Manager: 

Now that Adobe’s version of Flash is no longer supported, customers can download WiNG-Man V1.0.4 starting at 12:00 noon EST on January 13, 2021 to continue managing your WiNG environment. For those that have previously downloaded WiNG-MAN, you can directly access the new version on our support site. For those who have not already downloaded WiNG-MAN, please contact our GTAC for access.

We thank you for your patience and apologize for any issues this may have caused.

Please Note:

@Danny Schaper & @Aviv Kedem  - As far as I know the HTML GUI is still in progress, however your sales engineer (SE) will have better information on the roadmap and possible ETAs. If you’re not sure who to reach out to for your SE, please let me know and I’ll email that information directly to you. 

You can configure Flash to work for certain sites by using mms.cfg. See for example the VMware documentation on how to set it up

EOLUninstallDisable=1
EnableAllowList=1
AllowListPreview=1
AllowListUrlPattern=https://FQDN_Of_The_Target_System/

 

James, this is very interesting. 

A quick test on this worked for me to access an old vcenter flash based.

I will test test in wing environment.

 

 

OK, this did the trick for me.

Tested with version 5.9.4.1. Internet Explorer only.

 

Where is the new download? It’s not available

 

Any update on this - all I get is a 404 error.  Right now I have 2 controllers and 30 APs that I can’t access at all.

I was just able to download it from https://extremeportal.force.com

Do a search for wingman there. I also had to select Show All to see the download and release notes.

 

I have a fix for this. Create a text file called mms.cfg

Put the below in the text file. The whitelisturlpattern can be either an IP or hostname. My example below starts with 10. fill in your IP. Just copy paste the below 5 lines and update IP to your controller.

SilentAutoUpdateEnable=0
AutoUpdateDisable=1
EOLUnistallDisable=1
EnableAllowList = 1
WhiteListURLPattern=https://10.XX.XX.XX

 

Once above is in the text file, copy the mms.cfg file, to c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash and c:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash

Close ALL MS IE windows and reopen, then access the controller URL should open up without issue now.

Did this today for my VX9000 controller, didn’t work got the weird F in the middle of the screen error. Once I did the above, closed and restarted MS IE controller came up and logged in without issue.

This does NOT work for Chrome, didn’t try firefox.

Good luck.

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Hi everyone, I have some more information this morning. This is the official statement regarding WiNG-Manager: 

Now that Adobe’s version of Flash is no longer supported, customers can download WiNG-Man V1.0.4 starting at 12:00 noon EST on January 13, 2021 to continue managing your WiNG environment. For those that have previously downloaded WiNG-MAN, you can directly access the new version on our support site. For those who have not already downloaded WiNG-MAN, please contact our GTAC for access.

We thank you for your patience and apologize for any issues this may have caused.

Please Note:

@Danny Schaper & @Aviv Kedem  - As far as I know the HTML GUI is still in progress, however your sales engineer (SE) will have better information on the roadmap and possible ETAs. If you’re not sure who to reach out to for your SE, please let me know and I’ll email that information directly to you. 

 

The new WiNG-Man V1.0.4 is not working for me with WING5/7, the same.

WiNG-Man is stuck with blank window after entering the AP ip and click on CONNECT button.

:open_mouth:

 

Aviv

@Aviv Kedem Did you enter full address with https://

Got the same issue with old Wingman unitl entered https://ip_address

Unforunately I’ m unable to get new wingman to test.

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OK, the applicating is not adding the https:// as its appearing in the window, so need to add it manually.

So it’s working.

Aviv

WiNG-Man V1.0.4  works for me too.

 

Regards.

Our Team is working on a WindowsServer2012R2 VM. We’re also stuck on the blank window.

For us WiNG-Man V1.0.4 is only working on a Windows10 PC, while proxy being disabled.

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Wing Man 1.0.4 not released for MAC? 

 

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Hi,

 

I heard some people saying Chrome v. 49 still works well with WiNG GUI. Didn’t try myself though.

 

Cheers,

Tomasz

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Our Team is working on a WindowsServer2012R2 VM. We’re also stuck on the blank window.

For us WiNG-Man V1.0.4 is only working on a Windows10 PC, while proxy being disabled.

Windows Server 2012 not work here too… Only Windows 10… 

Mac version ? only a dream?

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I don’t know exact english frase to express my feelings about that. In Polish it would be ‘witki mi opadają’ maybe ‘down in the mouth’ or ‘throw up one's hands’.

Yesterday was my second wing implementation from hour 0 when flash was dead. Workarounds with mms.cfg - doesn’t work for me but hej.. there is new wing man somwhere there !  Let's download it. Oo should i make case for that ? As black belt hero, working for black diamond partner, downloaded it previousely couple times without problems - why not. Make life easier and “Please Create a Case so GTAC can investigate download entitlement.” Please save me from downloading it. Maybe it’s to soon to implement Mesh point onsite today? Let’s wait for investigation, lets reconsider wing one more time.

Thanks Tomasz M. from Versim, for fast reaction and helping me with solution. I could finish my job onsite and our first mesh point implementation was so far successful. 

Witam. Gdzie mogę pobrać wing-man?

 

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Dariusz: 

https://extremeportal.force.com/ExtrProductDetail?id=01t2T000002kZbAQAU

 

 

Testing the new Extreme WiNG Manager 1.0.4. Has anyone found a way to pre-populate the connection URL? I need to publish this is Citrix for Guest User account creation and it would be good to be able to pre-populate the connection parameter for all users.

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If you have problems with end of life in WingMan you need to change pepflashplayer.dll to the older version. You need to go to C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\extreme-wing-manager\app-1.0.1\resources\app\src\flash\win32 and replace pepflashplayer.dll to version 26.0.0.131 x64 downloaded from eg. dll-files.com


Works for me also.

So we’ve… uhh… let our support lapse. We’re still licensed, just not supported. We’re going a different direction moving forward (so we have lots of spares) and weren’t really using it. Things still work. I just can’t get new firmwares, call TAC, or (gulp) download the new WiNG-Man. 

I do have a work-around I wanted to share in case there’s anyone else in a similar place.I’ll add that the post by crazyhammer to modify the mms.cfg file did work for me, but only for (ugh) Internet Explorer.

I did one better, and got it (sort of) working with Chrome.

The are two tricks to make this work. First, you need to download and install a portable version of Chrome from before they put in the kill switch. I’m using a 32-bit version of Chrome 79 (for reasons below -- newer 64-bit versions will likely also work). Second, you need to find an un-killed version of Flash somewhere as a donor. I don’t have rights to post what I used, but if you’ve got an old desktop gathering dust somewhere, you probably have the Flash files just waiting.

One final consideration here: Chrome claims to include Flash out of the box, but it really only gets it on first use. So if your old system was a fresh image, it likely never prepped the Flash plugin. In my case, the Flash donor came from an old 32-bit Windows 7 machine we’d pulled out of production a year-ago May and hadn’t ever fully decommissioned (this is why I’m using a 32bit version of Portable Chrome: to match the donor Flash plugin). To be safe, I pulled the drive and put in a cradle to access from another machine, so Chrome wouldn’t update it out of existence as soon as I booted.

The Flash plug is located here:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\PepperFlash

Grab the entire contents of the folder and put them in your Portable Chrome’s Data\Profile\PepperFlash folder.

And there you go. A Chrome installation that can still use Flash. It’s still blocked by default, and will still prompt you to enable it again every time you come back to the page, so be ready for that. Also, this version of Chrome won't update over time, so don't use it for anything you don’t need to.

I’m also using this from an older security camera installation that used Flash to play recorded videos and absolutely would not use the IE work-around.

 

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