SMS installing IE8 on systems already with it - bad!
Posted on 2010-11-11
We are working on our IE8 deployment using SMS 2003. In testing this package, I have found that it will install over IE8 if I push it to a computer that already has this version of IE. We have about 40% of our computers here that already have IE8 and I would like it if they could be skipped to prevent possible problems (less installs the better).
Can we set a trigger if it finds any version of IE8 it will not install the program? Is there a MSI command line switch the package can use to check what version is already present? Or could it check if there is a reg key, or a particular version .exe and skip if it finds this?
We are using the IEAK8 to package our IE8 installer.