IE7 Coming Through on WSUS, Blocker Toolkit or Not

Microsoft nas announced that Internet Explorer 7 will be distributed through WSUS (Windows Software Update Services) on Feb. 12, 2008, which is the next Patch Tuesday. It will appear as an "Update Rollup."

The default configuration for WSUS is not to apply update rollups automatically. Note this, in contrast to some hysterical reporting using words such as "force" and "impending autoupgrade." So, unless you've changed that setting, you won't get IE7 on your IE6 systems without approval. If you have made such a change on your WSUS, you'll need to follow a procedure detailed in the KB article in order to skip this one.

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If Microsoft wants to be really sneaky they could mark this “Update Rollup” as a new version of an existing update. I can’t remember for sure, but I –think- that WSUS is set to automatically approved newer versions of previously approved updates by default. I had that option enabled on my parent server, but just turned it off just to be sure. I don’t think our users are ready for a total interface change just yet and our webmaster has too many links on our intranet page that make use of the integrated FTP functions in IE6.

Does anyone know of a way to make it so that in IE7, if you click on an FTP link, it opens it in explorer automatically instead of just giving you a file listing? That would bring us a giant step closer to being ready to roll out IE7.

(I bet someone reading this is wondering why we use FTP instead of regular network shares...long story)

Ummm this feature has been available since IE 6, maybe earlier.

In IE7, go Tools > Internet Options > Advanced and check off 'Enable FTP folder view'. There is also an option to 'Use Passive FTP' if you need it.

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Ummm this feature has been available since IE 6, maybe earlier.

In IE7, go Tools > Internet Options > Advanced and check off 'Enable FTP folder view'. There is also an option to 'Use Passive FTP' if you need it.

Um...yes...I'm well aware of this...I even specifically mentioned that we make use of that feature.
And yes, I have that optioned enabled, but all it does is give you a notice that says you can go click on Page, and then click "Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer." I need to figure out a way to make that happen without those extra clicks, but that's a subject for another forum.

Thanks for the reply anyway.