Issue

In Flash Player 10.1, the command line argument for performing a quiet or silent install or uninstall doesn't work.

Solution

With the release of Flash Player 10.1, the command line arguments have changed. You are no longer required to use the -clean/-force argument to force a complete uninstall of Flash Player when using the standalone uninstaller. However, when using the FlashUtil.exe to uninstall, you are still required to use the -force argument to perform a complete uninstall.

Note: The arguments listed below only apply to the EXE installer, not the MSI installer.

The new command line arguments are:

  • -install: Perform a silent install of the Flash Player.
  • -uninstall: Perform a silent uninstall of the Flash Player.
    • Note: These arguments can be used with the standalone uninstaller, or with the FlashUtil .exe in \Macromed\Flash directory
  • -uninstall {activex | plugin}: Perform an uninstall of a specific player, either ActiveX (Internet Explorer) or plugin (other browsers).
    • Note: This argument can be used with the standalone uninstaller, or with the FlashUtil .exe in the \Macromed\Flash directory.
    • Note: When uninstalling a specific player, a specific player type must be used with the silent -uninstall argument,. Otherwise, the uninstall doesn't  work and both player types are  uninstalled.

 

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