I/E7 update blocker help please

  golfpro 10:37 01 Dec 06
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I have just downloaded the IE7 update blocker from MS. Do I need to alter the settings or is this already set to automatically block the download.
If I do need to alter any settings, how is this done?

  golfpro 17:19 01 Dec 06

I thought somebody might know something about this?

  VoG II 17:19 01 Dec 06

Just double click it.

  golfpro 05:33 02 Dec 06

Sorry Vog I'm not with you "Double click what"?
I downloaded the software and placed it a temp file, but I really don't know where to go next.
Further more I had an automatic update for IE7 this morning, so the blocker is obviously not working as yet.
If anyone has loaded this software and can take me through it step by step I would be very grateful.

  Jackcoms 06:54 02 Dec 06

Click on the yellow 'shield' in the Task Bar to install it.

Choose 'Custom' and this will show you the details of the file waiting to be installed (IE7). Un-tick it and click OK.

If you then have a look at the Windows Update site, you'll find that it's now in your 'Hidden Updates' so you can still choose to install it some time in the future if you wish.

  VoG II 07:24 02 Dec 06

Go to click here to download the blocker. Click Validation required. Click Download. Click Save. Double click the saved file IE7BlockerToolkit.EXE.

  golfpro 17:09 02 Dec 06

I have already done this, however there is this information on the MS site.

Additional Information
Toolkit Components:

The toolkit contains two components:

An executable blocker script
A Group Policy Administrative Template (.ADM file)

Blocker Script

The script creates a registry key and sets the associated value to block or unblock (depending on the command-line option used) automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 7 on either the local machine or a remote target machine.

Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\7.0
Key value name: DoNotAllowIE70

When the key value name is not defined, distribution is not blocked.
When the key value name is set to 0, distribution is not blocked.
When the key value name is set to 1, distribution is blocked.

The script has the following command-line syntax:
IE70Blocker.cmd [<machine name>] [/B] [/U] [/H]

When I open the file I can not find anywhere to alter these settings, or do I have to?

  VoG II 17:21 02 Dec 06

You don't have to.

If you want to check that the key has been set Start, Run, type

regedit

and click OK.

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