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How to Push IE8 using AD GPO

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Hi,

We are using Windows Server 2003 R2 Domain Controllers. We are planning to push IE8 using Active Directory Group Policy. All of our clients are using XP and Windows 7. Can u please suggest me how can I achieve this?? What are the prerequisites for this?

Thanks in Advance.
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by:MarkieS
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Your Win7 clients wont need IE8 they already have it.

You need to look into using the IEAK - "Internet Explorer Administrators Kit"

This will tailor the IE8 install to you requirements
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If you have WSUS you will able to deploy ie 8 this way, or refer to the link below.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/winserverGP/thread/682771cc-9ef9-4fe0-a007-c651b8567ad3
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply. I want to what are the step for pushing IE 8 using Active Directory GPO??
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Group Policy can only be be used for deploying .MSI files

You create a policy and enter details in Software Settings, Software Installation - either for User or Computer but remember to target Users or Computers in the OU that the Group Policy is applied to.
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. How to get the .msi file for IE 8??
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Use the IEAK - this will run yoiu through the steps to create an MSI tailored for your needs...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/bb219517
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by:Tasmant
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Review these links:
- http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/cc739305%28WS.10%29.aspx
- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc985331.aspx
As you can see Microsoft don't really speak about IE8 deployment by GPO.
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