Reminder: IE10 end of support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard

Published Jan 28 2020 10:00 AM 7,435 Views

In January of 2019, we announced that organizations running Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard would soon be able to use Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). To simplify deployment, we then released a standalone update that installs Internet Explorer 11 via the Microsoft Update Catalog and as an optional update through Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


On August 29, 2019, we published a reminder that organizations would have until January 2020 to complete the transition from Internet Explorer 10 to Internet Explorer 11. It is now January 28, 2020 and we will be publishing a final update for Internet Explorer 10 on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. After that date, all updates, paid assisted support options, and technical content updates for Internet Explorer 10 will be discontinued.


In order to make this transition easier for you, in February of 2020, we will change the Internet Explorer 11 standalone update from an Optional Update to a Recommended Update. For customers using Windows Update, this means that the update will be available in the Important section of Windows Update instead of Optional. If you use WSUS, the Update Type will now be displayed as Recommended.


Once you have installed Internet Explorer 11 on your devices, we recommend that you also install the latest “Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer 11” for Windows Sever 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard to remain secure. Later in 2020, updates for Internet Explorer 11 will be included into the Monthly Rollup and continue to be available as “Cumulative Update Internet Explorer 11” in the Microsoft Update Catalog and WSUS.  


Upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer will ease your migration to Windows 10 and also allow you to reduce the number of Internet Explorer versions you support in your environment. As you make the shift to Internet Explorer 11, you can, of course, leverage Enterprise Mode for application and website compatibility. This allows you to continue to launch applications that have a dependency on Internet Explorer 10 in a “compatibility mode” while using Internet Explorer 11. If your organization requires additional assistance, please contact your Microsoft Account team.

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