Back in October we released an updated version of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 7. The IEAK 7 is used by corporate administrators and Internet Content Providers (ICPs) to customize Internet Explorer 7 for their users. The latest version of the IEAK can be used to create an Active Directory compatible MSI installer in addition to the existing EXE installer. This means IT Administrators can now use Active Directory and Group Policy to deploy Internet Explorer along with existing options like Systems Management Server and Windows Server Update Services.
Last week, we posted an updated version of the Internet Explorer Deployment Guide which walks corporate administrators through the different options for deploying Internet Explorer 7, including using MSI and Active Directory. If you’re in the planning stages for an Internet Explorer 7 deployment, check out the deployment guide to learn about your deployment options.
Feel free to leave comments or feedback on the deployment guide or on deploying Internet Explorer in a business environment in general.
p.s. In addition to valuable information about IE7, we’ve got a lot more information about IE8 coming. Keep an eye out here on the IE blog for all things IE.