Need to block Internet Explorer 9 & 10 installation
I need the best way to ensure that IE 9 and IE 10 cannot be installed via KACE patching to specific groups of machines. What kind of SQL can I add to my queries to exclude IE 9 and 10 from exisiting queries? Is there a way to stop the machine from accepting/installing IE 9 and 10 altogether?
By now you're thinking: "Why in the world does he want to block a newer, and presumably more secure browser from being installed in his environment?"Well, our app team built an app that only runs on IE8, and if 9 and 10 are let loose then we are halting business...
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
IE9 & IE10 will only be installed if you have the "Software Installers" option checked in your patch subscription. Updates will be applied if the machine happens to have it, but will not be automatically added via KACE. Also, if it's a concern you can use the "Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 9/10" using the following links: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=179 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36512