Disabling Browser Choice During OSD

For some time now, customer in the EU have been presented with the Browser Choice application which is a KB update designed to settle a legal dispute with the EU Commission. In the enterprise this is often not required and can be disabled because we have a corporate standard which dictates which browser our employees use by default.

You can turn off the Browser Choice update using a number of methods, each of them is listed below.

Remove the Update

You can remove KB976002 which installs this functionality using the following command line:

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976002

Modify the Registry

You can also run the following command line which will also disable this functionality:

reg.exe add HKLM\Software\BrowserChoice /v Enable /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Each method is a valid one but you may need to use one or the other depending on the operating system you are using. A final option is to add the registry fix into your unattend file in the specialise phase by adding a synchronous task to amd64_Microsoft-Windows-Deployment_neutral.


Tags: , , , , , ,

About Martyn

Martyn is one of the Senior Cloud Architects and DevOps Team Leader at one of the worlds leading Cloud Transformation Specialists Inframon. Martyn is responsible for the architecture of some of the largest Azure deployments in EMEA and is a advisor to a many businesses on their strategies. Martyn is a regular speaker at Microsoft events and community events on Azure and DevOps, giving his insight to a growing number of audiences.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: