Deploying Internet Explorer 6.0 using WSUS

I have seen folks in the newsgroup seeking assistance in deploying Internet Explorer 6.0 using WSUS. As a matter of fact, WSUS only supports security updates aka patches and hotfixes to a particular application (categories) or Operating System and it does not support Application / OS upgrades.


Microsoft has another product called SMS to do such tasks.


UPDATED (April 26, 2006):


Bobbie has posted an update on microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services


Bobbie Harder (MSFT):


I should mention folks on the question of upgrading IE via WSUS – we do have future expectations of being able to support this in future versions of IE. No precise timelines known now but it is under heavy consideration and a key ask from many of our customers.


MORE INFORMATION


How to deploy Internet Explorer without local administrator logon
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=296702


Internet Explorer Administration Kit Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/ie/ieak/default.mspx


IE Blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/


HOW TO: Deploy and Manage Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000-Based Computers
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814567/en-us


What can you expect in WSUS 3.0?
http://msmvps.com/blogs/athif/archive/2006/04/12/What_can_you_expect_in_WSUS_3_0.aspx

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