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IE 7 To Be Pushed Out Via WSUS Auto-Update in February

Cecilia Cole, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) program manager, announced today on Microsoft's WSUS team blog that the service will force-push out Internet Explorer 7 to organizations with WSUS set to auto-approve updates.

The rollout will come on Feb. 12, the same day Microsoft is scheduled to release that month's Patch Tuesday update.

According to Cole's post, the push will affect "few" users as most do not use the non-default auto-update setting, although no figures were given.

According to Microsoft knowledge base article KB946202, IT admins who use the auto-update setting will have to disable it before Feb. 12 in order to avert the push. The article contains instructions for disabling auto-approve, as well as for avoiding it from being installed when re-enabling the auto-updates after the release.

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Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Converge360 Group, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital strategy. She also serves as executive editor of the group's media Web sites, and you'll even find her byline on PureAI.com, the group's newest site for enterprise developers working with AI. She recently gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web technology may impact publishers' bottom lines. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.

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