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Internet Explorer v8 release

  • I beleive that Microsoft released IE v8 this week. Has only one been deploying it? If so, any issues?

    Lloyd

    Legacy Forum Name: Internet Explorer v8 release,
    Legacy Posted By Username: lwolf
  • Not according to MS. It is still in Beta 2 (check their web site).

    Legacy Forum Name: Patch Management,
    Legacy Posted By Username: boudj
  • I was reacting to a post in a MS newsgroup. Upon further reveiw, I see it was announcing the release of the IE8 Blocker Toolkit, not the relase of IE itself. Below is a copy & paste, for those interested.

    I suppose we should consider working on a script to deploy the blocker and/or make the necessary registry changes.

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    >>>Alert - Microsoft releases Windows Internet Explorer 8 Blocker Toolkit<<
    Background

    Windows Internet Explorer 8 will be distributed to end-users via Automatic
    Updates and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites. Enterprises
    wishing to manage the way in which Windows Internet Explorer 8 is deployed
    to their organization can use the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Blocker
    Toolkit to prevent users from installing IE8 through Automatic Update.

    Support Overview

    Windows Internet Explorer 8 will be available for users of the 32-bit and
    64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 and
    Windows Server 2003 SP2. For Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, the
    update will be listed as Important. For Windows XP and Windows 2003, the
    update will be listed as High Priority. Users will be offered the upgrade
    if they have Automatic Updates enabled or if they perform a manual scan for
    updates using the "Express" install option on the Windows Update or
    Microsoft Update sites. Windows Internet Explorer 8 will also be offered
    as a recommended updated to any user who performs a manual update scan on
    the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites using the "Custom" install
    option.

    Distribution of Windows Internet Explorer 8 via Automatic Updates will begin
    slowly and will take several months to complete. End-users can expect to be
    offered the upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 at any time in the months
    following the release of Windows Internet Explorer 8.

    Many enterprise customers will want to control how and when Windows Internet
    Explorer 8 is deployed to their organization through Automatic Updates.
    Microsoft has released a Blocker Toolkit and has articulated a series of
    options IT administrators can implement to control how Windows Internet
    Explorer 8 is deployed.

    Resources related to this Alert:

    IE Blog:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/01/06/ie8-blocker-toolkit-available-today.aspx
    IE Blocker Announcement:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/updatemanagement/dd365125.aspx
    IE8 Blocker Toolkit FAQ:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/updatemanagement/dd365124.aspx
    IE8 Blocker Toolkit Download: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=133921

    If you need further information or clarification from Microsoft Partner
    Online Technical Community, you can drop email to pngfd@microsoft.com
    (Partner Online Tech Community Manager) or post to All Level Partner Online
    Technical Community -> Internet Explorer. If you encounter any technical
    issue of deploying IE8 Blocker Toolkit, please also post to All Level
    Partner Online Technical Community -> Internet Explorer. We will do the best
    to assist you.

    Thank you
    Partner Online Technical Community
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    Legacy Forum Name: Patch Management,
    Legacy Posted By Username: lwolf