Flash silent installation with no updates (mms.cfg)

By | September 9, 2012
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*Updated links for msi download:
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/pdc/24.0.0.194/install_flash_player_24_active_x.msi
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/pdc/24.0.0.194/install_flash_player_24_plugin.msi
* thanks reddit /u/kheldorn

Download the latest .MSI release of the Adobe Flash plugin and ActiveX installs from this site:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Then create your custom “mms.cfg” file:

    • Create or open an mms.cfg file in a text editor (notepad works).
    • Add the following line to disable the auto-update:

  • Save the mms.cfg file with UTF-8 encoding.
  • Install using a standard silent MSI install command string:

 

Copy the created mms.cfg file to the appropriate location based on the installed OS.

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 32 bit —C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash
  • Windows 7 64 bit — C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

For more information, read jump to Adobe’s admin guide: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_admin_guide.html

One thought on “Flash silent installation with no updates (mms.cfg)

  1. Thom McKiernan (@thommck)

    This is just what I was looking for, except I’m using it to automatically apply updates, so my MMS.CFG reads
    AutoUpdateDisable=0
    SilentAutoUpdateEnable=1
    I was trying to figure out the best way to cope with x86 and x64 systems and your way is nice and simple!
    Thanks

    Reply

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