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Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 7

July 28th, 2006 by Patrick S

With the upcoming mandatory update of Internet Explorer 7 via Windows Update  for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 soon after the final version of the browser is released (planned for fourth quarter 2006),  many System Admins will be up in arms (especially the ones that loathe IE). Never fear Microsoft have released a patch making a non-expiring Blocker Toolkit available for those organizations that would like to block automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 7 to machines in environments where Automatic Updates is enabled.

  • The Blocker Toolkit will prevent machines from receiving Internet Explorer 7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the “Express” install option on the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites. The Blocker Toolkit will not expire.
  • The Blocker Toolkit will not prevent users from manually installing Internet Explorer 7 as a Recommended update from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update sites, from the Microsoft Download Center, or from external media.
  • Organizations do not need to deploy the Blocker Toolkit in environments managed with an update management solution such as Windows Server Update Services or Systems Management Server 2003. Organizations can use those products to fully manage deployment of updates released through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including Internet Explorer 7, within their environment.

You can find the download right here. (Validation required)

-Patrick S

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