Adobe Shockwave Player Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Adobe Shockwave Player is a freeware software plug-in for viewing multimedia and video games in web pages, content created on the Adobe Shockwave platform. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Adobe Shockwave Player from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Adobe Shockwave Player Silently

Adobe Shockwave Player Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to https://www.adobe.com/go/sw_full_exe_installer
  2. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:  sw_lic_full_installer.exe /S
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the Adobe Shockwave Player entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Adobe Shockwave Player
Vendor:Adobe Systems Incorporated
Version:12.3.5.205
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:sw_lic_full_installer.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%WINDIR%\System32\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uninstaller.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uninstaller.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.adobe.com/go/sw_full_exe_installer
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/adobe-shockwave-player-uninstall-powershell/

Adobe Shockwave Player Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://www.adobe.com/go/sw_msi_installer
  2. Download the MSI to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:  MsiExec.exe /i sw_lic_full_installer.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Adobe Shockwave Player entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Adobe Shockwave Player
Vendor:Adobe Systems Incorporated
Version:12.3.5.205
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i sw_lic_full_installer.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {4487064C-F31E-4499-A1EF-9B8E809A0358} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {4487064C-F31E-4499-A1EF-9B8E809A0358} /qn
Download Link:https://www.adobe.com/go/sw_msi_installer
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/adobe-shockwave-player-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The Adobe Shockwave Player MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Adobe Shockwave Player Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i sw_lic_full_installer.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AdobeShockwavePlayer-Install.log"

Disable Adobe Shockwave Player Auto Updates

By default, Adobe Shockwave Player will automatically check for updates. If you want to disable the automatic updates settings you can add the following registry keys.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following commands one at a time:

Disable Auto Updates 32-Bit System

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Shockwave 12\AutoUpdate" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\defaultautoupdate" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\DoMandatoryUpdates" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\OfferOptionalUpdates" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\AutoUpdate" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\defaultautoupdate" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\DoMandatoryUpdates" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\OfferOptionalUpdates" /ve /d n /f

Disable Auto Updates 64-Bit System

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Shockwave 12\AutoUpdate" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\defaultautoupdate" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\DoMandatoryUpdates" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\OfferOptionalUpdates" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\AutoUpdate" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\defaultautoupdate" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\DoMandatoryUpdates" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\OfferOptionalUpdates" /ve /d n /f

Disable Adobe Shockwave Player Telemetry

By default, Adobe Shockwave Player will send usage data and errors to an Adobe online service. If you want to disable the telemetry settings you can add the following registry keys.

Disable Adobe Shockwave Player Telemetry Settings 32-Bit System

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Shockwave 12\collectstats" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\CollectStatistics" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\defaultcollectstats" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\CollectStatistics" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\collectstats" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\CollectStatistics" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\defaultcollectstats" /ve /d n /f

Disable Adobe Shockwave Player Telemetry Settings 64-Bit System

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Shockwave 12\collectstats" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\CollectStatistics" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uicontrol\defaultcollectstats" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\CollectStatistics" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\collectstats" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\CollectStatistics" /ve /d n /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\Shockwave 10\uicontrol\defaultcollectstats" /ve /d n /f

How to Uninstall Adobe Shockwave Player Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Adobe Shockwave Player Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%WINDIR%\System32\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uninstaller.exe" /S

Adobe Shockwave Player Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uninstaller.exe" /S

Adobe Shockwave Player 12.3.5.205 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {4487064C-F31E-4499-A1EF-9B8E809A0358} /qn

Adobe Shockwave Player Silent Uninstaller Tool

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:  sw_uninstaller.exe /silent
  6. Press Enter

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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