Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

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

Posted on 2012-03-14
2
296 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-14
Hello,

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.
0
Comment
Question by:bigeven2002
2 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Adam Brown earned 500 total points
ID: 37722522
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.
0
 
LVL 17

Author Closing Comment

by:bigeven2002
ID: 37722674
Perfect, thanks!
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Do you come here a lot? Are you lazy like me and don't want to go through the "trouble" of having to click your Dock's Safari icon and then having to click your Experts Exchange Favorites bookmark to get here? Well then this article is for you.
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch the Search Engine Menu: In chrome, via you…

838 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question