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Is there a way to automate first startup of Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 12?


We have designated computers in our office which are meant for meetings and multiple users.  It's nice that Internet explorer 8 (IE8) and Windows Media Player 12 (WMP12) have a startup wizard the first time around.  However, this is troublesome for us since we have dozens of users for these machines and we have to go thru this process for each user.

Is there a local policy setting or answer file we can deploy that will automate these wizards?  The computers are running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise.
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Top Expert 2010
For IE8, there's a guide on disabling the welcome screen here: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/disable-ie8-tour-welcome-screen-runonce-all-users/ 

You can deploy these registry modifications with a script or a preference, depending on what version of Windows Server you have.

The WMP fix is here: http://blog.coretech.dk/mip/disable-the-windows-media-player-wizard-on-first-run/ 
The instructions say they are for WMP 11, but it works for 12 as well.


Perfect, thanks!

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