Remove "Browser Choice" update via Group Policy

Hi Experts,

I would like to disable/remove the "Browser Choice" update recently released by MS.

I started with a VBS but some people are not local admins on their machines so editing registry is not an option for them with logon scripts.

Can i use GPOs for this, if so, where do i start?
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dt3itsteamAsked:
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merowingerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
best way would be to use Group Policy Preferences (GPP) where you can create, delete, or modify registry keys. But your servers and client have to support those. Clients will need the Client Side Extensions installed.
Another method is to use a computer startup script which runs within the machine context and so has rights to write into the HKLM registry hive
To use it you have to write a script like batch or vbscript and configure the script in your startup script policy.
Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Scripts -> Startup
http://techsupt.winbatch.com/ts/T000001048F90.html

The script could look like this:
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\....
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dan_blagutCommented:
Hello

Normally you can do that with WSUS (it is a MS update so if you know the kb number you can block it).
The WSUS is easy to install and to configure (with GPO).

Dan
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merowingerCommented:
You can push your registry settings with computer based GPO's to all clients
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dt3itsteamAuthor Commented:
Dan,

Thanks for the info but its alot to setup just for one update?

Merowinger,

Do you have more details on those GPO's?

My GPO skill set is nothing to write home about!
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dt3itsteamAuthor Commented:
aaah yes, i started with the logon script option and created a VBS that worked, however they are currently set to use a logon batch file so i can add the line in there?

My only concern with a logon script would be permissions....they are not local admins so would that let them add this to the reg via that logon script?
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merowingerCommented:
Its no user logon script. It's a computer startup script. Please check again the path here:
Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Scripts -> Startup
A computer startup is running with computer credentials which can configure these registry settings.

Batch or VBScript does not make any difference in this case
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dan_blagutCommented:
Well it look's like a lot of work, but you only need to find a server that can support the WSUS ( not very busy and with 20Gb of free space), install the product, then create a GPO. That will give you in return a status of SP and KB deployement for yours clients. That also will reduce the internet trafic for your network (all KB ands SP will be downloaded once), allows you to select if you want to deploy or not an KB, etc.
how to install: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708515(WS.10).aspx
how to make the GPO: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720539(WS.10).aspx 


Good luck.
Dan
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johnb6767Commented:
remove / disable kb976002 Browser Choice application
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Web_Browsers/Internet_Explorer/Q_25201853.html

All that was needed in the above siilar thread was to stop it from running... Dont think it CAN be uninstalled.....

In a logon script......

reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "BrowserChoice" /f

Should work fine for limited users...
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dt3itsteamAuthor Commented:
I used a GPO to push out a batch to edit the reg on boot.

Setting the "Enable" key value to 0.
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dt3itsteamAuthor Commented:
Good advice!
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