How to install Adobe Shockwave silently using SCCM

The following process has been tested and confirmed as working with Adobe Shockwave (Version: and SCCM R2.

It does the following tasks:

  • Installs Adobe Shockwave silently
  • Removes auto update feature


  1. Download the latest install file from
  2. Create a text file called install.cmd and copy in the following information
@echo off
REM  Installs Adobe Shockwave Player and disables autoupdate checking -  27/07/2011
echo --------------------------------------------------------
echo .
echo .
echo .      Installing Adobe Shockwave Player
msiexec.exe /q ALLUSERS=1 /m MSI7PMSD /i "%~dp0sw_lic_full_installer.msi"

echo .      Disable Auto Updates

reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Adobe\Shockwave 11" /v AutoUpdate /t REG_SZ /d n /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AppDataLow\Software\Adobe\Shockwave 11" /v AutoUpdate /t REG_SZ /d n /f

REM Return exit code to SCCM
exit /B %EXIT_CODE%
  1. Copy the installer file 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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5 comments on “How to install Adobe Shockwave silently using SCCM

  1. Your instructions worked perfectly. I would like to know if you have installed realplayer silently. I’m having problems with the installation through SCCM 2012. Do you have a script for real player installation?

  2. Hi there,

    These instructions work perfectly as far as deploying Shockwave silently and disabling updates but when deployed via SCCM it returns an Exit Code 1 in execmgr.log and shows as a failed install within SCCM’s reporting engine.

    Do you know how we can avoid the error return and allow it to show as a success?

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