Enable Flash Based Web Consoles in Windows 2019

Enable Flash Based Web Consoles in Windows 2016/2019

I first posted this short blog on the excellent Define Tomorrow website here.  I thought it handy to update it for Windows Server 2019.

I thought I would do a quick post as I come across this frequently. Windows 2016/2019 has flash player available, but it is not enabled by default. Especially frustrating as many of the vmware consoles I use are still flash based.

There are security concerns around installing flash player on a server, so I tend to limit this to lab environments, but it is a good to know.

The video illustrates the straightforward process but if you are just after the command it is as below

Server 2016

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:”C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Adobe-Flash-For-Windows-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0.mum”

Server 2019

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:”C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Adobe-Flash-For-Windows-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.17763.1.mum

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