Internet Explorer 8 Automatic Delivery Blocker

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In these days Internet Explorer 8 will be delivered as High Priority update via Automatic Updates; Microsoft published a toolkit, named "Internet Explorer 8 Blocker Toolkit":

which disables or later reenables this behaviour. It consists of an executable, which extracts a .cmd file and a .amd policy.

The install and remove commands in the following WPKG installer are taken from the relevant parts of this script.

<package id="ie8ADblocker"
          name="Internet Explorer 8 Automatic Delivery Blocker"
          execute="once" >
  <install cmd='REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\8.0" /v DoNotAllowIE80 /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f' />
  <remove  cmd='REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\8.0" /v DoNotAllowIE80 /f' />