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Do you update Internet Explorer on your servers?

With the news rolling out that Microsoft will be automatically rolling out Internet Explorer 8 & 9 to Windows XP and above computers next year, the age old question has popped up: Do you update Internet Explorer on your servers?

It’s a good question, and one that needs very little explanation.  There’s one camp that believes no one should EVER browse the Internet from a server, so updating is not necessary.  Then, there’s the other side of the coin with folks believing that, due to the integrated nature of Internet Explorer, there are critical files in IE that need to be updated to make the server completely secure as part of the overall patching process.

What’s your take on it?  Feel free to comment if we didn’t get the poll just right.



Incidentally, if you are so inclined or required by company policy, you can Disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 8 and 9 from Windows Update

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