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Deploying IE9 with SBS2011

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Hi All.

Hopefully the title gives a clue what we need to achieve here.

Our client has SBS2011 and a network of some 40 Client PC's

We have been tasked to deploy IE9 to each and every client without visiting each machine as they are in use.

IS there a simple way we can achieve this please.

Virtually all the machines are Windows 7 Pro 32bit with the odd splash of Windows XP Pro - 32bit.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Regards
Andy Keen
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SBS 2011 comes with WSUS by default. IE9 is an update that has been available on WSUS for some time. Simply set it to approved on the SBS dashboard and it will install to clients as long as you've stuck to the wizards when setting everything up and haven't broken anything.

...for Windows 7.

IE9 is not available for XP. Not via WSUS. Not manually. Just plain not available. So there is no way to automate deployment of something that doesn't exist.

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Hi Cgaliher

Thanks for that info. I thought it was possible with the WSUS - but I cannot see IE9 in the available list of updates. We keep all things upto date and as far as I know this one has not appeared.

Is there any way we can add it to WSUS on SBS for re-deployment at all.

Understand XP issue - forgot about that! - Thanks.

Andy
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While I definitely recommend using the SBS console, sometimes if an update got declined, it won't show up again. You can fire up the WSUS console and perform an update search by name from in there. Remember to search for "Internet Explorer" ...not "IE"  from there you can change the status from declined to unapproved, and then approve it through the SBS console.

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THAT - sounds like a perfect solution.

I wasnt aware WSUS was availalbe as a console in SBS2011.

Could I please ask you where abouts that console is in SBS2011 - looking for it now on our SBS server and i cant seem to find it.

Thank you Cgaliher - really appreciate your help.
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Ahhhh - I have it - Thanks again Cgaliher.
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