For security reasons new builds of Microsoft Office for Office 365 on Windows block activation of Flash, Silverlight, and Shockwave controls. Most users won't be impacted, but for some users this may cause one of the following issues:

 

 

You can unblock one or more of these controls by using the registry keys in the attached zip package.

  1. Exit your Office applications
  2. Download the EnableControls.zip package to your local machine
  3. Double-click the zip package to expand it
  4. Double-click the folder EnableControls
  5. Double-click the registry file for the control you want to enable:

EnableFlash

EnableShockwave

EnableSilverLight

  1. Click Yes to the User Account Control dialog “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device”
  2. Click Yes to the warning about Adding information
  3. Click OK to the confirmation that the keys and values have been added

 

You can now use one or more of these controls in your Office applications.

 

For more information, please see: Flash, Silverlight, and Shockwave controls blocked in Office 2016

 

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\COM Compatibility\{DFEAF541-F3E1-4c24-ACAC-99C30715084A}] 
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:0 
"ActivationFilterOverride"=dword:1 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\COM Compatibility\{DFEAF541-F3E1-4c24-ACAC-99C30715084A}] 
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:0 
"ActivationFilterOverride"=dword:1 
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\COM Compatibility\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}] 
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:0 
"ActivationFilterOverride"=dword:1 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\COM Compatibility\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}] 
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:0 
"ActivationFilterOverride"=dword:1 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\COM Compatibility\{D27CDB70-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}] 
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:0 
"ActivationFilterOverride"=dword:1 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\COM Compatibility\{D27CDB70-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}] 
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:0 
"ActivationFilterOverride"=dword:1 
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\COM Compatibility\{233C1507-6A77-46A4-9443-F871F945D258}] 
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:0 
"ActivationFilterOverride"=dword:1 
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\COM Compatibility\{233C1507-6A77-46A4-9443-F871F945D258}] 
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:0 
"ActivationFilterOverride"=dword:1