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Adobe Flash Player is still a very popular media player, even if its vulnerabilities have made a good amount of big businesses to switch to HTML5. However, there are still many websites that are using the Adobe Flash Player on their computers running on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux, or mobile devices running on Android or iOS.

Today we will teach you how to install the Adobe Flash Player/Shockwave Plugin for Internet Explorer on a computer that runs on Windows Server 2016. Keep in mind that this is an improvisation in order to make the Adobe Flash Player work on the mentioned operating system, so you might find some issues or other annoying bugs.

So, if you have a computer that runs on Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition (with GUI), you will need to open the command prompt and type the following line: “dism /online /add-package /packagepath:”C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Adobe-Flash-For-Windows-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0.mum”.

In other words, the Adobe Flash Player package is already available on the disk, but you will activate it by typing that command. Once you activate the package, you will have to reboot the computer.

After the reboot, you will have to open the Internet Explorer, click on the “Settings” button that’s located in the right-upper side of the app window and select “Manage add-ons”. Here you will be able to see that the “Shockwave Flash Object” is activated.

In addition, once you activate the plug-in on the Windows Server 2016 it seems that you also receive the latest security updates for it (likewise the Flash Player in IE on Windows 10 OS).