Install Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX and Plugin Silently

The following process has been tested and confirmed as working with Adobe Flash Player 18.x and SCCM R2.

It does the following tasks:

  • Installs Flash Player ActiveX (For Internet Explorer) silently
  • Installs Flash Player Plugin (For Firefox) silently
  • Disable Update Checking / Autoupdate

Please Note:

The autoupdate option from the control panel may display as enabled. This setting is set on a per user basis. This method disables the update option at a system level and will override this setting.



Having troubles with the instructions? Take a look at the example download.
Full Download:


  1. Download the latest ActiveX from
  2. Download the latest Plugin from
  3. Create a text file called install.cmd and copy in the following information
@echo off
echo --------------------------------------------------------
echo .
echo . Installing Adobe Flash Player 18 - Please Wait
echo . (This window will close once installed)
REM Installs Adobe Flash Player 18 and disables autoupdate checking - 25-July-2015
echo .
echo --------------------------------------------------------

REM Install Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
msiexec.exe /qb /norestart /i "%~dp0install_flash_player_18_active_x.msi"

REM Installing Adobe Flash Player Plugin
msiexec.exe /qb /norestart /i "%~dp0install_flash_player_18_plugin.msi"

REM Disable Auto Updates
if exist "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MacromedFlash" xcopy "%~dp0mms.cfg" "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MacromedFlash" /e /i /h /y
if exist "C:\Windows\System32\MacromedFlash" xcopy "%~dp0mms.cfg" "C:\Windows\System32\MacromedFlash" /e /i /h /y


  1. Create a text file called mms.cfg and copy in the following information


  1. Copy the two installer files, mms.cfg and install.cmd to your software package share
  2. You can now create your SCCM package or deploy the software by using install.cmd.

For more information on creating SCCM packages see distribute software using SCCM.

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13 comments on “Install Adobe Flash Player 18 ActiveX and Plugin Silently

  1. Delete flashplayer key from HKLMSOFTWAREMacromedia and HKLMSOFTWAREWow6432NodeMacromedia (or) rename flashplayer as old key. Now Adobe flashplayer will be installed successfully. Tested and it worked for me.

  2. Everyone might want to go here:

    This is what I been working on for about a year, have an exe and a bat that are more complete that will pull the latest versions as well.

    My bat file will also include killing process and the what not, it will follow the rules for clean install for Windows 7 via the Adobe website, skip windows 8 and 10 for activeX installs also the Adobe updater is a service as well, which my bat file removes. Mine will also take care of PPAPI as well.

    There are links to the downloads there as well.

  3. Thank you for this script
    But you can add remove old version with uninstall_flash_player.exe from adobe


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