Microsoft's support bulletins and other documents make for dense reading, but put in plain English, Microsoft is saying that unless IE11 on Windows 7 is upgraded with the April 8 update, it's lost patching privileges. The only way to regain access to IE11 patches is to download and install MS14-018.
The same rule will come into effect for enterprises and other large organizations on Aug. 12. Until then, IE11 on Windows 7 will be patched, even if the April upgrade has not been applied. Starting with fixes to IE11 issued in August, however, businesses using WSUS (Windows Server Update Services), Intune or System Center Configuration Manager will be cut off if they haven't upgraded IE11 using April's MS14-018.
Microsoft makes April update mandatory for IE11 on Windows 7
Posted on Monday, Jun 16 2014 @ 13:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck