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

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

Post by Marcello M » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 07:52:18


http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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
S Paulo - SP - Brazil
 
 
 

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

Post by kj » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:45:08


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

 
 
 

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

Post by SuperGumby » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:52:12

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.
 
 
 

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

Post by POP » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:58:39

this should help

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Phew... wot a link... ;-)

Why does my windows mail keep defaulting to put in a windows live ID when I
tick it to say dont ask for one...
 
 
 

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

Post by WorkingHar » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 16:28:02

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ :80/blogs/bradley/archive/2007/03/14/install-sp2-over-the-top-of-ie7.aspx

Don't panic ...
 
 
 

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

Post by Marcello M » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:25:25

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

Thanks,

Marcello
 
 
 

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

Post by Marcello M » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:33:26

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...

Thanks

Marcello