Declining the Microsoft Browser Choice Update

March 1st, 2010 by Alex Leave a reply »

1st of March brings the “Browser Choice” screen to all XP SP2 or later users via Windows Update, or in my works case via WSUS.

If you don’t want your users to be presented with a choice of browsers to run, (because either they don’t have permission to install software or because you already give your users a choice of browsers – as we do) then there’s a couple of options:

  • Decline update KB976002 in WSUS (you might want to set your WSUS server not to auto-approve updates until you’ve seen it arrive and have declined it).
  • Add a registry key to disable showing the balance screen after the update installs.

The update hasn’t appeared on our WSUS server yet – in fact I can’t find anyone on the Edugeek forums who have sucessfully located the update in WSUS yet.

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