Downgrading IE7 to IE6 kill SSL certs?  
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Neyamat





PostPosted: Thu Jan 03 23:23:00 PST 2008 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Downgrading IE7 to IE6 kill SSL certs?

I have a potential issue that I want advice on - I inadveatantly upgraded to
IE7 on our Terminal Servers (I have been holding on rolling it out for months
and months now - but it happened), and now I have the developers telling me
that they don't want it and want IE6 again (aparently there is some question
on their programs not running properly under IE7).

We use our IE to communicate to SSL-based encrypted services - which is all
currently working.
My primary worry is, if I downgrade this version back to IE6 - what will
happen to the certificates etc that we currently use.
I guess what I am worried about is each certificate that the Terminal
Services user has is worth about $AU150 each... and if they are destroyed in
any way - it could get quite pricey indeed (aside from the disruption to
business).

Therefore I am seeking assurances that by downgrading, our systems won't be
affected.

Additionally, we have a critcal application that uses ActiveX hooks - and I
am also worried if this will be affected (the ActiveX .dlls are written by an
outside company).

I will be testing this on a standalone system - and then a trial Terminal
Server - but I am looking for anyone who might had any experiance with this.

I personally want to stay with IE7 now we are there - only becuase we would
have to do it again later anyway - but I need to gather information.

Before I contact PSS I thought I would ask everyone here.

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Mike





PostPosted: Thu Jan 03 23:23:00 PST 2008 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Downgrading IE7 to IE6 kill SSL certs? Hi Michael,
Would it be possible for you to export your certs to a file? (using
certmgr.msc)

Downgrading to IE7 should not cause a problem, but if you're concerned at
least you would have a backup to reinstall.

Thanks,
Mike




> I have a potential issue that I want advice on - I inadveatantly upgraded to
> IE7 on our Terminal Servers (I have been holding on rolling it out for months
> and months now - but it happened), and now I have the developers telling me
> that they don't want it and want IE6 again (aparently there is some question
> on their programs not running properly under IE7).
>
> We use our IE to communicate to SSL-based encrypted services - which is all
> currently working.
> My primary worry is, if I downgrade this version back to IE6 - what will
> happen to the certificates etc that we currently use.
> I guess what I am worried about is each certificate that the Terminal
> Services user has is worth about $AU150 each... and if they are destroyed in
> any way - it could get quite pricey indeed (aside from the disruption to
> business).
>
> Therefore I am seeking assurances that by downgrading, our systems won't be
> affected.
>
> Additionally, we have a critcal application that uses ActiveX hooks - and I
> am also worried if this will be affected (the ActiveX .dlls are written by an
> outside company).
>
> I will be testing this on a standalone system - and then a trial Terminal
> Server - but I am looking for anyone who might had any experiance with this.
>
> I personally want to stay with IE7 now we are there - only becuase we would
> have to do it again later anyway - but I need to gather information.
>
> Before I contact PSS I thought I would ask everyone here.
 
 
MichaelWMelbAus





PostPosted: Sun Jan 06 15:00:00 PST 2008 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Downgrading IE7 to IE6 kill SSL certs? Yes.
I did think of that - but when there are close to 70 users that access that
server, and the only way to export them is to log on as each user and do it
manually - unless you know a way to circumvent the policy setup for us user?
I'm all ears),
I would have to rely on users to do it...

um... and let me ask the general IT communiity - is that a "good" thing?

Thanks for your comment and yes I agree that is one method that might help.



> Hi Michael,
> Would it be possible for you to export your certs to a file? (using
> certmgr.msc)
>
> Downgrading to IE7 should not cause a problem, but if you're concerned at
> least you would have a backup to reinstall.
>
> Thanks,
> Mike
>
>

>
> > I have a potential issue that I want advice on - I inadveatantly upgraded to
> > IE7 on our Terminal Servers (I have been holding on rolling it out for months
> > and months now - but it happened), and now I have the developers telling me
> > that they don't want it and want IE6 again (aparently there is some question
> > on their programs not running properly under IE7).
> >
> > We use our IE to communicate to SSL-based encrypted services - which is all
> > currently working.
> > My primary worry is, if I downgrade this version back to IE6 - what will
> > happen to the certificates etc that we currently use.
> > I guess what I am worried about is each certificate that the Terminal
> > Services user has is worth about $AU150 each... and if they are destroyed in
> > any way - it could get quite pricey indeed (aside from the disruption to
> > business).
> >
> > Therefore I am seeking assurances that by downgrading, our systems won't be
> > affected.
> >
> > Additionally, we have a critcal application that uses ActiveX hooks - and I
> > am also worried if this will be affected (the ActiveX .dlls are written by an
> > outside company).
> >
> > I will be testing this on a standalone system - and then a trial Terminal
> > Server - but I am looking for anyone who might had any experiance with this.
> >
> > I personally want to stay with IE7 now we are there - only becuase we would
> > have to do it again later anyway - but I need to gather information.
> >
> > Before I contact PSS I thought I would ask everyone here.