We have been getting many requests to add IE 10 blocking to Network Administrator.
Why is that?
IE 10 shows up as an automatic update…If a user runs an update on their own, and is not paying attention – they have IE 10 installed.
After that, lots of stuff is broken for them (Not broken, but those pesky corporate sites that require an earlier version of IE no longer work).
If you want to prevent this from happening you can use a registry value to block it.
The value is under this path:
Add a DWORD value named:
Set it to 1 to block, Set it to 0 to unblock.
We also have updated Network Administrator to set this key for you – that way you don’t have to mess around with the registry by hand:
Download a copy from here
Keep in mind this will only prevent it from showing up in Automatic Update. Users can still install IE 10 by hand if they wish.
Also, for Network Administrator to work make sure you have configured your admin share and firewall to allow it….here are instructions on how to do that for each version of Windows:
Windows Vista, 2008:
Windows 7, 2008 R2:
From a script on any version of windows (Must run as administrator):
Get the latest version Network Administrator from here:
If you purchased and want to update, just download again and install right over your current version. It will update the plugins automatically – just make sure it is not running.
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