Updating third-party products is a huge hassle, right? If you’re running Windows 8 or 10 and only using Edge/Internet Explorer, there’s nothing else you need to do. System Center Configuration Manager can automate the process, but you typically have to pay for an add-on unless you want to build out the packages yourself.
If you’re running Google Chrome, your Flash updates will install as part of Chrome updates.
To push the configuration out to a large number of systems, we can use Group Policy Preferences to copy the file from a network share to the local system. In the text file, copy/paste the following text: Next, save the file to a network share.
For small files like this, I typically like to keep them in a folder in SYSVOL.
If you’re still running Windows 7 with Internet Explorer and/or Firefox (including on Windows 8/10), you’ll need to either manually install updates (which isn’t ideal) or configure the updater to install them for you.
When installing Adobe Flash using the exe installer, you will be prompted to select your update preference.