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:
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.