I have hundreds of Windows 7 machines that I want to uninstall Adobe Flash Player silently, without the user intervention. I read several forums , saying use the -silent switch with uninstall_flash_player.exe in a command prompt, but it doesn't work. If I go to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash and run the file FlashUtil64_18_0_0_194_ActiveX, it comes with the following message:
If anyone had done the silent uninstall before and ready to pass that knowledge, it is greatly appreciated!
The way i do it is grab this file:
then open a cmd window in the location of the file and do the following:
That works 100% of the time for me. The uninstaller Adobe offers is really nice, unlike java where you have to run a complicated wmic cmd to remove it.
Hope it helps ya?
by the way that will remove ANY flash player from your machine.
also specifically for that one it is FlashUtil64_18_0_0_194_ActiveX.exe -uninstall
First of all, my apologies for responding to your comment. Thank you so much, this worked like a charm. I couldn't figure that -uninstall command except for the fact that I was using it with different uninstallers for each versions with additional switches like -activex etc. I tested it and verified it and got my task executed perfectly over 800 machines. Thanks again.