IE7 was never offered as a critical update. It's always been offered as a
High Priority update and required the user to approve the install as well.
The same will apply to IE8 when it's pushed via AU shortly. See...
Internet Explorer 8 Delivery through Automatic Updates
Automatic Updates will notify all such users (including those with Automatic
Updates configured to automatically download and install updates) when
Internet Explorer 8 has been downloaded and is ready to install. The
notification and installation process will not start unless and until a user
who is a local administrator logs on to the machine. Users who are not local
administrators will not be prompted to install the update and will thus
continue using Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> IE7 was an Critrical Update awhile back and I am thinking IE8 will be thye
> same. Presently, IE8 is blocked by our Domain Admins but my question is,
> when will IE8 be a mandatory critical Install??? This is something our
> environment has to be ready for. Looked on the IE8 web site and no infor
> Any idea?