KBA-091 - Installing Silverlight on an Apple Macintosh (Mac) Computer

KBA-091 - Installing Silverlight on an Apple Macintosh (Mac) Computer

Installing Microsoft Silverlight on an Applie Macintosh (Mac) ComputerSolution

  • Locating Silverlight on Microsoft’s website
  • Verifying your system requirements
    • Make sure you are running a Silverlight-compatible operating system and browser and that you have uninstalled any previous version of Silverlight.
  • Download Silverlight
    • Click the ‘Click to Install’ link – the Silverlight.dmg file will download to your Downloads folder
    • From within the Downloads folder, double-click Silverlight.dmg. This will extract the Silverlight.pkg file into the Silverlight folder.
  • Installing Silverlight
    • From within the open Silverlight folder double-click Silverlight.pkg
    • The install package will first want run a program to determine if the Silverlight Browser Plug-In software can be installed. You will click Continue to run this program
    • Assuming the program determines that Silverlight can be installed within your operating system and browser you will be prompted to click Continue to begin the installation
    • Click Continue, and the Agree to accept the license
    • Click Install to begin the installation. You are also provided the option to Change Installation Location if desired. The install will take approximately 102 MB of space on your computer
    • At this point you should be prompted to enter your system password and click Install Software
    • After the successful installation you can click the Close button to close the installation program

Uninstalling/Removing Silverlight plugins on an Apple Macintosh Computer
 

  • Access your hard drive
    • Double-click the hard drive icon on your desktop. Or, from the Go menu choose Computer, then double-click the hard drive icon.
  • Find the plugin
    • Navigate to your Internet Plug-Ins directory: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/
  • Remove the plugin
    • Drag any of the following into your trash bin:
      • Silverlight.plugin
      • WPFe.plugin