Friday, 16 February 2007

IE 7 on WSUS 2.x when install is delayed

This screen shot was taken a little while ago.

Why am I posting it?

Because, in this client's case, IE 7 would have broken their custom accounting applications and a couple of key Web sites.

After some more testing, and a few tweaks, IE 7 has now been released to their workstations.

What I thought was interesting though, was that every time I logged into the server and connected to the WSUS 2.x Web console to verify, approve, or decline updates, IE 7 would be right there at the top!

We declined IE 7 at 100% of our clients when it was released. It took about two to three months before we finally saw enough compatibility with our client's particular situations.

Once things settled down though, IE 7 is our browser of choice now. Yes, it still has quirks for coders to work with, but it is no where near as bad as IE 6 was to code for.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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