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SMS installing IE8 on systems already with it - bad!

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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.  
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Im not a packager, but you can probably write a routine to query the key here.....

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
"Version"

or

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\>{26923b43-4d38-484f-9b9e-de460746276c}
"Version"

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