KB# for IE8

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I want to prevent IE8 from being installed to PCs in my network through WSUS. For the life of me, I cannot find out what is the KB# for IE8?

Does anyone know?
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You should be approving all updates before they are installed. I don't think WSUS installs IE8  

Here you go.  Its not a KB but a TechNet article.


Just change the setting to deny rather than approve. Hope this helps.


Here is a TechNet page I used to do block IE8 Automatic installation.

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I disabled installation of IE8 on my PC as follows--
Open Windows Update but this time click the Custom button instead of the Express button.  You will be offered the usual Updates including IE8 but this time when you click the + sign next to the IE8 offering you will have the option "Do not offer this again" or something like that.  Click that.  (The Express list of Update offerings does not have that option.)
Now when you open Windows Update in the future and use the Express button, you may see a notice that IE8 is available but you can just ignore it.  It will not be part of the Updates to be installed.  
However, whenever you decide you do want to install IE8, the notice lets you access it.
DonNetwork Administrator
jcimarron, this is not the case in a WSUS environment.
You will need the Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8


This is a very simple question- I my WSUS list of updates- What is the KB number, so that I can do a search and change the setting to "Not Approved"

To answer you simple question, there is not a KB specific to this.  It is two technet articles that bobohost and I provided already. dstewartjr made a critical point in making sure that the IE8 blocker kit be downloaded and installed before proceeding with the steps listed in the first two links.  Is there some specific reason you have to have the KB rather than accepting the technet articles provided?  Here is the results from the MS Help and Support which houses the KB's and here the results.  http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?qid=652192&query=block+ie8+install&catalog=LCID%3D1033&mode=r

Have you read information in the links provided as per bobohost?

Preventing Automatic Installation of Internet Explorer 8 with WSUS
Microsoft will release the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Installation and Availability update to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) marked as an Update Rollup package. If you have configured WSUS to "auto-approve" Update Rollup packages (this is not the default configuration), Windows Internet Explorer 8 will be automatically approved for installation and consequently, you may want to take the actions below to manage how and when this update is installed. The Internet Explorer Blocker Toolkit blocks only installation that occurs by using Windows Update and Automatic Update. The toolkit does not block distribution that occurs by using WSUS. You will need to take action if: You use WSUS to manage updates in your organization.
You have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computers, Windows Vista-based computers, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SPs)-based computers, or Windows 2008-based computers that have Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 installed.
You do not want to upgrade Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 machines to Windows Internet Explorer 8 at this time.
You have configured WSUS to auto-approve Update Rollups for installation.

The following steps will temporarily modify the auto-approval that you may have created to ensure that packages classified as Update Rollups are not automatically approved for installation. These steps are the steps for WSUS 3.0. For WSUS 2.0 please refer to the product documentation. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0.
Expand ComputerName, and then click Options.
Click Automatic Approvals.
Click the rule that automatically approves an update that is classified as Update Rollup, and then click Edit.
Note The properties for this rule will resemble the following: When an update is in Update Rollups
Approve the update for all computers

Click the Update Rollups property under the Step 2: Edit the properties (click an underlined value) section.
Clear the Update Rollup check box, and then click OK.
Click OK to close the Automatic Approvals dialog box.


DonNetwork Administrator

In another words to give you a simple answer

You will need the Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8.
After you install it, you will have a ADM template that you can then import and block IE8 from installing.


mmancini: Is the only one that actually answered the question the way the questioner requested. ie.

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