Is there a way to force a silent install of Flash Player?

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We have an application that requires the latest version of Flash player, but not all users (remote) do the updates.

Is there a way to force a silent install, typically through a REGEDIT?

We have to contact each user through 'Go to Assist' once a year for audits, so the change can be made at that time. If the latest version of Flash is not installed, the application does not run properly and then the user calls the Helpdesk for assistance. Being able to force this update through the Registry would be a huge time saver and also cut down the amount of calls and user downtime.

Thanks for any help!

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Is there a way to force a silent install of Flash Player?


Hello Arace,

The following workarounds should help you a great deal if you want to silently install the latest version of the flash player:

Solution 1

For Internet Explorer:

install_flash_player_ax.exe /silent

For Firefox:

install_flash_player.exe /silent

You will need to make sure that you close Internet Explorer as well as Firefox before you execute the commands above.

To download the flash players for these browsers, use the following link:

Flash player

Also note that the command commands may not  be able to work for the 10.1 version.

Solution 2

* You will need to create a text file and then save it as mms.cfg – make sure that you use UTF-8 encoding.

* After that go to the file and then add the following rows



* Make sure that you put  the file under "%WINDIR%System32MacromediaFlash"



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