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What is the Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit?

Elizabeth Ross|Last Updated: 9/1/2016
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Applies to:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

The Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit lets you turn off the automatic delivery of IE11 through the Automatic Updates feature of Windows Update.

The IE11 Blocker Toolkit doesn't stop users from manually installing IE11 from the Microsoft Download Center. Also, even if you've installed previous versions of the toolkit before, like for Internet Explorer 10, you still need to install this version to prevent the installation of IE11.

To install the toolkit

  1. Download the IE11 Blocker Toolkit from Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 11.

  2. Accept the license agreement and store the included 4 files on your local computer.

  3. Start an elevated Command Prompt by going to Start>All Programs>Accessories> right-clicking on Command Prompt, and then choosing Run as Administrator.

  4. In the Command Prompt, change to the location where you put the 4 files.

  5. In the Command Prompt, type ie11_blocker.cmd /B and press Enter.

    Wait for the message, Blocking deployment of IE11 on the local machine. The operation completed successfully.

  6. Close the Command Prompt.

For answers to frequently asked questions, see Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit: Frequently Asked Questions.

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