How can I block Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7 installation via the registry?

A. The IE7 Blocker Toolkit simply provides a script and Group Policy template to set a single registry key, which you can manually configure or incorporate into your own delivery mechanism.

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\7.0 subkey. (If the 7.0 key doesn't exist, create it.)
  3. From the Edit menu, select New - DWORD value.
  4. Enter a name of DoNotAllowIE70 and press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value and set it to 1. Click OK.

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