We need to be able to create a link (however it needs to be done - the smaller the code the better) that will open the address in an IE window. The issue is that we use Firefox as the default browser, and the page that will serve this link will be opened from Firefox. Here is the exact scenario.
User opens Firefox and logs onto our SSL VPN. The VPN serves a webpage with links to our OWA server. The link opens the deafult OWA page and then provides a link to open OWA in IE.