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).


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

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.

  • 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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