On February 12, Microsoft plans to make an updated Internet Explorer 7 installation package available via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The installation will be released as an Update Rollup package. Customers that require IE6 and have WSUS configured to auto-approve critical updates will need to disable the auto-approval feature before February 12 to ensure the rollup package is not released to clients.

Once the Update Rollup package for IE7 has synchronized with the WSUS server, the auto-approval feature can be turned back on and installation of the IE7 update can be managed manually. [more]

Please note that if you have previously deployed the Blocker Toolkit to restrict automatic installation if IE7, Microsoft has not yet announced if this will continue to prevent the installation of the new IE7 update.

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