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Microsoft gets pushy with IE7

Internet ExplorerOn February 12, there might be some angry IT managers who aren't happy with Microsoft. This is because on the next "Patch Tuesday", Microsoft is going to include Internet Explorer 7 in the list of updates and patches being pushed out to Windows computers that:
  • Use WSUS 3.0 to manage updates in their organization
  • Have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that have Internet Explorer 6 installed
  • Have configured WSUS to auto-approve Update Rollups for installation

As Ars Technica is reporting, there is a lot of mis-information in the blogosphere about this issue.

People who have Windows computers at home will not get IE 7 put on their computer by Microsoft's updates.

The only group of people who need to be aware of what's happening are IT/Network administrators who have previously deployed the IE7 blocking toolkit to halt IE7 from being installed on computers within their network. These IT managers should closely read this knowledge base article.

There, you've been warned :)


Tags: IE7, microsoft

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