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Prevent IE 8 from automatically downloading on Windows servers

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Obinna Osobalu, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Obinna Osobalu

    Obinna Osobalu Banned

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    While keeping systems up to date is important, there are plenty of valid reasons not to upgrade IE 8 on Windows server systems.

    HERE
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Probably one of the most obvious things to test before installing on a server.
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    dont you guys test updates on a restricted or virtual environment before live deployment?
     
  4. Sparky
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    Sometimes the servers can be managed by WSUS and updates can be approved automatically which can mean some untested updates being rolled out before any testing is done.

    Not good. :blink
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    what happens if untested updates mess causes havoc? how do you sort that out?
     
  6. Sparky
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    Run away! :biggrin

    I have only seen this happen once when a patch broke a Sharepoint server and I was able to fix the problem myself, something to do with the SQL database if I remember correctly.

    If its rolled out to the PCs then you can uninstall the patch in some cases.
     
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  7. Mr.Cheeks

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    Ouch!
     

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