Disable IE from auto-updating for users on Windows Terminal Servers RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I manage a client network that runs multiple Windows virtual terminal servers that users connect to on a daily basis, using virtual desktops rather than their local PC. A user tried to access a business tool via Internet Explorer and it wasn't working correctly. Come to find out IE had updated itself to version 11, which we do not want to happen. What's the most efficient method for disabling IE from auto-updating or even fetching updates and sending alerts to the user on the terminal server login session?

    The terminal servers are running Windows Server 2003 R2 and 2008. Our DC is Server 2003 R2.

    Your feedback is greatly appreciated, thanks!

    EDIT: We do not run a WSUS server.
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:48 PM


  • I've found the solution for this. 

    There's a Toolkit offered by Microsoft that disables Internet Explorer from automatically updating by unflagging it as a high priority update. You can find the tool here:


    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:48 PM