In case you had not already heard Microsoft have had to release an update for all European users to prompt display a ballot screen about what version of browser they want to use (see below). This is one of the actions Microsoft had to do to comply with the EU anti-trust case.
Microsoft have released article KB2019411 explaining how IT administrators can disable a Browser Choice screen for their users using a simple registry key.
Data: 1 (REG_DWORD) = Enabled
Data: 0 = Disabled
Now of course you can deploy registry key using Group Policy Preferences which will make it much easier for IT administrators disable this screen.
Step 1. Edit a Group Policy Object that is applied to all the workstation you want this Browser Ballot disabled.
Step 2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry and create a â€œNew Registry Itemâ€
Step 3. Type â€œSoftware\BrowserChoiceâ€ in the Key Path then type â€œEnableâ€ in the Value name, then select REG_DWORD as the value type â€œ0â€ in the value data and then click â€œOKâ€.
If all that is to much hassle to do all that below is a link to the Group Policy Preference XML file you can just copy into the policy.
- More information on the Brower Choice http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976002
- More information on the Disable registry key http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2019411
- Also check out Aaron Parkers blog here for more information http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/windows/disable-the-browser-choice-screen