On February 12, 2008 Microsoft will release the Windows Internet Explorer 7 Installation and Availability update to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). IE 7.0 will be distributed as an Update Rollup package.
The update is an installation package that will completely upgrade Windows machines running IE 6.0 to IE 7.0.
If you have configured WSUS to “auto-approve” Update Rollup packages, IE 7 will be automatically approved for installation after February 12, 2008 and consequently, you may want to take the actions below to manage how and when this update is installed. You will need to take action if:
- You use WSUS 3.0 to manage updates in your organization.
- You have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computers or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computers that have Internet Explorer 6 installed.
- You do not want to upgrade Internet Explorer 6 machines to Windows Internet Explorer 7 at this time.
- You have configured WSUS to auto-approve Update Rollups for installation.
See the Microsoft KB article for more information.