Remove all sites for Adobe Flash add-on in Internet Explorer


  • I'd like to force Internet Explorer on our machines in the office to prompt when Adobe Flash wants to run. I understand the steps you take on a single computer are to go to the properties of the add-on within Internet Explorer and click "Remove all sites" as outlined here. Is there a way to achieve this using Group Policy? I see where you can enable/disable specific add-ons as outlined here, but I can't find a way to allow the add-on to be loaded but first prompt the user before loading. Anyone know any tricks?


    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 5:40 PM


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  • Hi Shaun,

    Thank you for your post. Regarding your question here, I did a lot of searching and some tests. However, I tried with no luck. I can't find a native group policy setting can meet the requirement so far.

    Maybe you can consult with Adobe for this?

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, July 16, 2015 7:56 AM
  • > Is there a way to achieve this using Group Policy?
    Since this most probably relies on registry values, yes it is.
    Grab a copy of regshot from sourceforge. Create a registry snapshot. Do
    the manual steps from your link. Create a second snapshot and compare.
    Deploy the reviewed result via Group Policy Preferences Registry.

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

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    Thursday, July 16, 2015 1:01 PM