Get rid of the EU browser Choice in a Task Sequence


Ok, so, no this is not a new cool thing, this is just boring but i hate when I miss it. Let me give you an example here. So, I’m supposed to build a reference image for a customer, fine no problem, I import OS, create a TS, configure, update, well you know the drill. Deploy the reference task sequence to a virtual machine, wait and then wait. Import, create a new task sequence and deploy to the real machine, logon and there it is. The most hated object on the planet, the “beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep” “EU Browser Choice” (I’m sorry, but I don’t get the point really, in most of my customers network no one is a local admin, hello? they cant “choose” anyway…)

So, how to avoid it, well you can either block it from being installed. The “blocking” could be really easy if you use your own WSUS and you can manage to fix it there, but that’s not always the case, so we can kill it after it has been installed, and one of the easiest way is to add a reg key, most blog posts I have seen on the subject explain how to “click”, well in a task sequence it is kind of tricky to click, so here is the command line you need to add as a “Run Command” in the task sequence:

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

And here you can se a picture on how it looks in action



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