ATTENTION WINDOWS NETWORK USERS
It appears that in Microsoft’s Automated Update Service this week, Internet Explorer 8 was forced out as a priority update. For many recipients, it’ll simply be nice to have the latest version. However, we had refrained from deploying it for our clients who have domain-based networks, as there are bugs in its ability to show streaming video without administrator privileges. If you are having trouble viewing your Netflix player, monitoring your company’s IP surveillance cameras, or other similar streaming video issues, you may need to uninstall MSIE8.
How to tell if you’re affected:
- Verify that you are on a domain-based network. When you logon to Windows on your workstation, besides the user name and password fields, see if there’s also a field labeled, “Log on to.” If not, see if there’s an “Options >>” button to make such a field visible. If not, you’re probably not on a domain-based network, and you’ve got some other problem.
- Check which version of Internet Explorer you’re using. Click Help, About Internet Explorer, and see which version is reported. If it’s not 8, you’ve got some other problem.
In any event, we’d be happy to help.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Blum is the founder, president, and chief consultant at Maverick Solutions IT, Inc. Maverick Solutions helps schools, NFPs, and SO/HOs get more value from their technology budgets. Visit our Website to learn about the services we offer.