How to enable Flash Player on Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 does not come with Flash Player installed by default. But it can be installed very easily, here is how to do it:

How to install Flash Player on Windows Server 2016

  1. Copy and paste the below command into a command prompt:
    dism /online /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Adobe-Flash-For-Windows-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0.mum"
  2. You should get output like the following if you had a successful installation:Installing Flash Player on Windows Server 2016
  3. You can verify if the installation was successful by visiting:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
    you should be able to see that Flash Player shows as installed and detected as per the following:
    Screenshot showing successful installation of Flash Player on Windows Server 2016

This procedure is significantly different from how the same task was done in Windows Server 2012. The instructions for installing Flash Player on Server 2012 are here.

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