I am currently working on a project to replace a Windows 2003 Terminal Server system with a Windows Server 2012 based solution. We’ve hit some issues with Flash player in IE, here’s what I found.
Internet Explorer 10 contains Flash Player built-in but to get it to work you have to enable the Desktop Experience (Features, User Interfaces and Infrastructure, Desktop Experience).
So you do that and try to access some flash content, fail!
So you Google it and discover that you have to add the site to the Trusted Sites zone.
You do that, it works 🙂
Then you think about it and realise that this is a completely unworkable solution, you can’t be adding EVERY site that uses flash to the Trusted Sites zone.
So I set about finding the differences between the settings within Trusted Sites and the Internet Zone default settings. There where 31 differences. You don’t need to know the in’s and out’s of my scientific research but I finally got there. There are three setting that make it work. They are:
- ActiveX controls and plug-ins\Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins = Enable
- ActiveX controls and plug-ins\Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting = Enabled
- Scripting\Active scripting = Enabled
I hope that this saves someone else the effort that I had to put it.