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Exchange 2013 - Should Flash Player be installed?

Our security team found that we have Flash Player on our Exchange 2013 servers. Should this be installed? any articles stating that? However I don't see it in Programs and Features.
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Absolutely not, Adobe Flash Player in my opinion should not be installed anywhere(very zero day heavy). I would take smart backups before removing it though. It could kill your server.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
Should this be installed?

you shouldn't have it on servers
some management products (like vmware) require flash to manage the UI but exchange is not one of them; such tools should be managed from a desktop

However I don't see it in Programs and Features.

check \windows\system32\macromed\flash folder
if not, ask them where they found it installed
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Scotch TechITAuthor Commented:
I just read that it was part of a Windows feature called Desktop Experience, and that's a pre-requisite for Exchange 2013 install......?
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
is it a single CAS setup? I built one before and if it had flash i was completely unaware and only software required were two specific updates.

i couldn't find it in the link you posted either
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Scotch TechITAuthor Commented:
this is a DAG with 6 nodes, each have the CAS role.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
I just read that it was part of a Windows feature called Desktop Experience...

wait...if this is server 2012/2012 R2 then flash is included in the OS
in that case, you can't remove it
microsoft does release patches for that monthly
tell that to your security team.  as long as you install the monthly update, shouldn't be an issue
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
My install i mentioned no flash was on 2008 R2 which would explain that I guess.
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Scotch TechITAuthor Commented:
thanks ALL
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