Error when downloading Adobe Flash using SCUP

I have seen a few sites the last couple of days where SCUP returns an error while trying to download Adobe Flashplayer using either SCUP 4.5 or SCUP 2011.

To fix the problem you can:

  1. Open SCUP 2011 and navigate to the Adobe flash catalog
  2. Select Adobe Flash and open the properties
  3. Copy the download URL and paste it into a browser. This will download the update to a local source. In my example to E:\AdobeFlash
  4. After the download click Browse and select the local file. After you select the filename you will need to paste the download URL back into the URL address.
  5. Finish the wizard and you will be able to publish and download the Adobe flash player update.
By | 2011-06-07T08:01:58+00:00 June 7th, 2011|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|10 Comments

About the Author:

Kent Agerlund
Microsoft Regional Director, Enterprise Mobility MVP. Microsoft Certified Trainer and Principal consultant. I have been working with Enterprise client management since 1992. Co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark in 2009. Certified MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCSA+Messaing, and much more. Member of: Microsoft Denmark System Center Partner Expert Team The Danish Technet Influencers program System Center Influencers Program.


  1. Elke June 7, 2011 at 14:42 - Reply

    Hi Kent,

    I have the same problem with the flash player update, but I don’t understand your fix.
    I ‘ve downloaded the msi and defined the UNC path for the local path in the update properties, but I still get the same error “Digest verification failed on content for software update …”
    Pasting the original URL also does not work.
    How did you manage it?

    Thanks in advance.


  2. Umesh November 10, 2011 at 22:43 - Reply

    Thanks Kent…That solved my issue.

  3. Chuck Roast March 2, 2013 at 2:03 - Reply

    Really? This has to be done for every Adobe Update?

  4. Mack June 11, 2013 at 18:03 - Reply

    Thanks Kent, this fixed my problem. I was having trouble publishing Real player, but this fixed it. Thanks again.

  5. Brian September 25, 2013 at 13:05 - Reply

    I found if you don’t click the sign this update box at the bottom of the first page, the update gets published ok.

  6. Tim Paxton April 8, 2014 at 11:53 - Reply

    Thanks Kent, found this also works for later versions with similar problems.

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  8. Gary November 13, 2017 at 10:02 - Reply

    This doesn’t work for me. I tried it with a Dell release I was having issues with, but when I choose the local version of the file all the installed and installable rules get deleted. As you can’t copy and paste them, there’s no easy way of recreating them. This is with SCUP 2011.

  9. Dominique November 14, 2017 at 19:40 - Reply

    I got the message “— Digest verification failed on content for software update…” for Firefox 57.0…
    I tried to change the URL for the download but still failing..
    I am using for now:

  10. Gary November 15, 2017 at 9:44 - Reply

    I’ve found a fix and written it up. Pretty simple, but definitely a failing on the vendor’s part.

    If anyone else has the issue, here’s how to do it

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