[Rant] "You must uninstall Internet Explorer 7 before you installWindows Server 2003 SP2"

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Marcello Marques, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...e819-4d33-ace0-225d31b7ab751033.mspx?mfr=true

    Am I wrong or we're talking three or four reboots here instead of one?

    - Uninstall IE -> Reboot 1
    - Install SP2 -> Reboot 2
    - Install IE 7 again -> Reboot 3
    - Install IE 7 hotfixes(?) -> Reboot 4(?)

    Why couldn't the folks at MS work on something as simple as making sure
    it is possible/supported to apply SP2 with IE 7 installed?!?!

    It doesn't make sense, IMHO...

    Marcello Marques
    São Paulo - SP - Brazil
    Marcello Marques, Mar 14, 2007
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    kj Guest

    I knew there must be a good reason I held off on IE7 for any Servers. Good
    point, it would seem the left hand isn't aware the right hand is connected.
    kj, Mar 14, 2007
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  3. There's a few of us throwing together test systems to check the validity of
    the IE7 removal. We also intend directly asking 'responsible parties' at MS
    in the next few days.

    I'm not recommending doing so but at this time testing suggests IE7 can stay
    in place. I REPEAT, I'm not suggesting doing so, we need to confirm with the
    dev team(s) why the recommendation has been suggested.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Mar 14, 2007
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    POP Guest

    POP, Mar 14, 2007
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    WorkingHard Guest

  6. Well, with a few dozen servers to upgrade, that surely helps a lot!


    Marcello Marques, Mar 15, 2007
  7. First of all, your help is appreciated.

    I'm not "panicky", but, having a few dozen servers to upgrade, I sure
    enough have better things to do than spend several hours watching three
    or four cycles of "Windows is starting up", "Preparing Network
    Connections", "Applying Computer Settings", etc., for each one...


    Marcello Marques, Mar 15, 2007
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