Flash Install / Uninstall guide

Topics: Configuration Issue
Mar 31, 2016 at 8:08 AM
Edited Mar 31, 2016 at 8:09 AM
Hi Folks!

Just want do give my solution free for discussion. What do you think?

Files needed:
REM kill all running browsers

taskkill /IM firefox* /f
taskkill /IM iexplore* /f

REM Remove all Flash Version < Version 21
wmic product where "name like 'Adobe Flash Player %% ActiveX' and version < '21'" call uninstall

REM install new Flash version
install_flash_player_21_active_x.msi /qn

REM copy config file for Flash
copy mms.cfg %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash\ /Y
copy mms.cfg %WINDIR%\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\ /Y
Wsus Package Publisher
Just create a Custom Update Package and use "Allow to execute a file".

Path to the File:
> %WINDIR%\temp\flash.log
This will create a Logfile on c:\Windows\temp\flash.log with the output of the cmd box

In the next Window just add all these files to the dialogue, add the ProgramID as mentioned in the WSUSPP doku.

You can add extra lines to the flash_update.bat to remove and install the plugin version for Chrome and FireFox if you want. Or create an additional Package for these.

This works for me on Windows 7 Professional.

Any thoughts?
Mar 31, 2016 at 10:49 AM
For Firefox you need this File: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_21_plugin.msi

And only for Windows 7 you need ActiveX to deploy. Within W8 ActiveXFlash comes with Windows Update.

All other Files you can deploy with Group Policy Preferences at once for all Clients and for ever.
Apr 27, 2016 at 3:04 PM

You can always install via Adobe's SCUP/SCCM catalog files:

Current release (

You can import the catalog files and choose which one of the bunch you want to install.

I used it for the PPAPI, Active-X, and Plugin versions as we have clients with IE, FF and Chrome.

Hope this bit of info helps someone.

Apr 28, 2016 at 6:40 AM
And don't forget licensing ( fast and free, no problem ) if you use the .msi's from Adobe for deploying.

Not nessasary to create a .bat file if you can use adobes installation files directly, realy.