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mms.cfg for Adobe Flash player 10

Posted on 2010-08-12
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Hi Experts,

I'm currently working on disabling auto update for flash player10 and I've read some threads about using mms.cfg to configure the settings. However when I look under %windir%\system32\Macromed\Flash, I was not able to find a file called mms.cfg. Can somebody tell me why the file is missing or post a copy of the file for me?

Thank you!
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o disable Flash auto-update:

1. Create a file named mms.cfg (text) in a text editor.

2. Add the following auto-update setting:

AutoUpdateDisable=1 <<< add this to disable updates, use '0' (zero) to turn updates on again

3. Save the mms.cfg file to \Windows\System (W98)
or SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Macromed\Flash (NT)

4. Close and restart Flash Player or the browser in which Flash Player is running.
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by:lo_oscar
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Thanks, jrathi. So the file is not suppose to be there after installation?
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by:lo_oscar
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I tried it on one of the machines but it doesn't seem to be working.
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The file is not created during installation.

"Administrators can configure auto-update notification settings by deploying a file named mms.cfg. The mms.cfg file is intended to be configured by an IT administrator and is stored on the user's computer. The file is not created by Flash Player installation.

The configuration file supersedes the Users updating choices.  Users can still check or uncheck the option to auto update, but it's not supposed to actually do anything.

"Note: Settings in mms.cfg override the users settings and cannot be changed by the user through Settings Manager. Settings Manager, as viewed by the user, will not reflect configuration settings set by mms.cfg."

Make sure you save the file in UTF-8 or UTF-16 format.  It's possible that it may not work if you don't.

Sources:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_admin_guide/flash_player_admin_guide.pdf
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/167/16701594.html
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how do you create a utf-8 or utf-16 file?
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