Can we upgrade to IE using patching or do we have to through distribution? If we can do it through patching how? Thanks Ron
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You can use either or to do the upgrade.I personally like doing stuff like this through distribution, but it doesn't matter, whatever is easier for you.
Answered 04/03/2012 by: dchristian
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  • Sorry just read your full post. What you can do is create a smart label use this as the criteria:
    Title contains = Explorer 8, status = active, impact = critical. That'll get the installer and the patches.
  • That will only do updates on machines that have IE 8 installed on it.
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I believe that patching will just give the machine updates for which ever IE version is installed, not upgrade to the newer version. If so, it would probably upgrade to IE 9 rather than IE 8.
Answered 04/03/2012 by: WGM_Jeff
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  • Jeff, We are running Windows XP so IE 9 is not an option.
  • Ah, your right on that. I think dchristian is right though. A distribution would probably be a better way to go.
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