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How would I disable the Flash player in Google Chrome browsers for my 50 AD computers via group policy or script in 2008 R2?

I have tried a couple of applications, PDQDeploy_6 among them, but this software is not suitable for my task.

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You mentioned PDQ Deploy. There is a package available in the Package Library which does just what you are asking for. It is called "Google Chrome - Disable Flash".

Also, if you use Active Directory you can use the Chrome ADMX templates to enforce this (and just about anything else Chrome wise).

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Yes, this is possible. You can use the DisabledPlugins policy.

For Linux, append the attribute

DisabledPlugins: ["Shockwave Flash"]

to the /etc/chromium/policies/managed/any_name.json file, or create a new JSON object containing only this attribute.

If you eschew deprecated policy settings, have a look at DefaultPluginsSetting, but that either blocks all or allows all.

For Windows, have a look at https://www.chromium.org/administrators/windows-quick-start. In short, the following steps should help

  1. download the MSI
  2. download the ADM[x] template
  3. configure settings for your network (see link above, depending on whether ADM or ADMX is used
  4. push to network
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You can perhaps modify the Application shortcut via GPMC and add the "--disable-bundled-ppapi-flash" switch so that Chrome launches without the bundled Flash player.

I hope this article helps.

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  • Could u write some detailed steps how to modify application via GPM ? Thanks a lot.
    – Darius S
    Jul 16, 2015 at 14:11
  • Sorry, I do not have access to a system that I can test this on right now. Will update if I am able to get my hands on one.
    – ngn
    Jul 21, 2015 at 9:09

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