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How can I prevent the installation of Internet Explorer 11?

KB# KKB001037

QUESTION

How can I prevent Internet Explorer 11 from installing automatically?
 
ANSWER

 Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) may deploy to systems via two methods:

1.- Via Microsoft Windows update patch KB2841134. This patch can be denied via Kaseya Patch Management as normal.

Please note this patch falls DOES NOT fall under its own patch category, but in the Windows 7, 8, 2012 categories. If you have the Windows 7, 8, and 2012 product categories set with a Default Approval Status of 'Approved', this patch would get automatically approved, unless you are proactively monitoring the patches.


2.- There is an option in Internet Explorer IE 10 and IE11 (Settings > About) to automatically update the browser.



You may use the Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 11 as an important class update via Automatic Updates (AU) feature of Windows Update (WU).
 
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40722
 
The Toolkit will perform the registry modification below:
 
Registry keyHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\11.0

Key value nameDoNotAllowIE11

Key is not defined: Distribution is not blocked.
0: Distribution is not blocked.
1: Distribution is blocked.
 

You can easily automate this action or deploy the blocker toolkit using agent procedures.

MORE INFORMATION

See instructions to remove Internet Explorer 11 in KB Article KKB001038.


APPLIES TO

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

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