How to Push IE8 using AD GPO

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.
gaddam01Asked:
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JamesConnect With a Mentor Senior Cloud Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
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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MarkieSCommented:
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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gaddam01Author Commented:
Hi,
Thanks for the reply. I want to what are the step for pushing IE 8 using Active Directory GPO??
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MarkieSCommented:
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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gaddam01Author Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. How to get the .msi file for IE 8??
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MarkieSCommented:
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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TasmantCommented:
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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