?
Solved

How to upgrade Internet Explorer for all domain users.

Posted on 2007-11-27
8
Medium Priority
?
310 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hi experts!

I am new to Active Directory. I have setup a domain and have 17 client compuers logging into the domain.

However, I will to know how to install software into the computers whenever they log in. For example, right now I would like to upgrade all computers to Internet Explorer 7 when they log into the network. Is this possible? How do I accomplish this?

THanks a lot!

glopezz
0
Comment
Question by:glopezz
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Michael Worsham
ID: 20359578
You might want to look at utilizing the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) software package.

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers running the Windows operating system. By using WSUS, administrators can fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network.

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx

After quick research, I did discover that older IE7 releases had an interactive WGA check embedded in it. I found on the Microsoft site a new release that no longer has the WGA check embedded in it, thus might be able to be pushed to your client workstations.

IE7 Non-WGA Check for Software Upgrade:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940767
0
 

Author Comment

by:glopezz
ID: 20671878
Hi MW

I am having problems with the WSUS on my SBS Server. Apparently it was not correctly installed or some components are missing. Is there a way to remove WSUS and reinstall it from scratch?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Michael Worsham
ID: 20752077
Installing WSUS 3.0 on SBS 2003 SP1 or SBS R2
http://www.petri.co.il/install_wsus_3_on_sbs_2003.htm
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:glopezz
ID: 20869554
Hi Guys, I have installed WSUS and I am haveing a hard time configuring it. Isn't there an alternative to upgrade IE without WSUS?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Michael Worsham
ID: 21276425
I found this EE article about using the Internet Explorer Administration Kit for deploying:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_21198773.html

If WSUS isn't out of the picture, I also found this Microsoft Support article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946202
0
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
Michael Worsham earned 500 total points
ID: 21276443
Also found this Microsoft article...

You can use .msi files to deploy Internet Explorer 7 in Active Directory environments
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942812/
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This guide is intended to provide step by step instructions on how to migrate from Small Business Server 2003 to Small Business Server 2011. NOTE: This guide has been written using the preview version of SBS2011 therefore some of the screens may …
If you are a user of the discontinued Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 (MSOA) and have to move to a new computer running Windows 8, you will be unhappy to discover that it won't install.  In particular, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SSE…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 1 hour left to enroll

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question