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Can IE 7.0 be packaged and installed on a PC that has IE 6.0 and XP SP3?
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Yes it can

Jimmy
Answered 07/06/2009 by: jimmyx
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I also concur with jimmyx,

Thanks,

Dunnpy
Answered 07/06/2009 by: dunnpy
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Thanks a ton
Answered 07/06/2009 by: Star
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If you use the downloaded setup it'll perform the upgrade silently. Make sure to arrange the reboot for the update to complete successfully.
Answered 07/06/2009 by: app.packager
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Hi, can guide on how to go about doing this? I tried and it doesnt work for me =(
Answered 07/07/2009 by: elvinho
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elvinho,

My telepathetic powers are a bit weak on a Tuesday.

Tried what?
What didn't work?

It's pretty obvious what do with the IE7 Admin Kit, and would you believe that there's event a section on MS TechNet devoted to it (right hand side of page).

Please detail what you have attemped with any error messages and someone from the board may be able to assist you further - once you've done your homework.

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Dunnpy
Answered 07/07/2009 by: dunnpy
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Are you looking to run IE 7 and 6 on the same machine or just upgrading from 6 to 7? If you're looking to run both on the same machine, your best bet would probably be virtualizing one of the apps (thinapp worked quite well for me) since trying to run both would just seem like headache of a hack and 99.9 % sure not supported. Upgrading should be easy as pie.

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J
Answered 07/07/2009 by: jcarri06
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Going slightly off topic here - but how did you manage that with ThinApp?

We have IE6 on our desktops and this can't change. We tried using ThinApp to virtualise IE7 and IE8 but neither would work... Would be interested to hear how you achieved it...?

Regards,
Rob.
Answered 07/08/2009 by: MSIPackager
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For the record, you can't virtualize IE with App-V. Not sure about Thin-app / SVS.

I can see why some companies won't go with IE7 as it is another proprietary browser that doesn't play nice with anything, but IE8 is much more open and can be run in compatibility modes quite well. The ACT 5.5 tool will allow you to determine which of your web sites will have an issue with IE8 and need to run in compatibility mode. Something to think about.
Answered 07/08/2009 by: turbokitty
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Could anybody tell me if we can upgrade the IE6 to IE 7 without fail?
I got a positive reply yesterday but it seems to have gone into another direction.Could anybody help me with the query I had put across :

Can IE 7.0 be packaged and installed on a PC that has IE 6.0 and XP SP3?
Answered 07/08/2009 by: Star
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Star, go to the Packaging KB for IE7 and do some reading.
Answered 07/08/2009 by: turbokitty
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ORIGINAL: MSIPackager

Going slightly off topic here - but how did you manage that with ThinApp?

We have IE6 on our desktops and this can't change. We tried using ThinApp to virtualise IE7 and IE8 but neither would work... Would be interested to hear how you achieved it...?

Regards,
Rob.



Hey Rob,

It really was a simple as 1,2,3 :). I don't recall doing anything special at all. Got the basic packaging PC up and thinapp installed and went through its capturing tool 'n what not. Did it about a year ago when VMWare released it. I think I had an issue occasionally with not being able to type in an URL, but was able to after navigation through one of the shortcuts . It was definatelly enough for me to be impressed with the potential of thinapp :)...and what do you know, my curiosity to your question made me find my own post on vmware forums, hehe:
http://communities.vmware.com/message/990904#990904

Star,

There's really not much "packaging" involved with upgrading from IE6 to IE7 (at least not in my case). Just following MS documentation for command lines and a bit of troubleshooting log files if you run into trouble.

Cheers,
J
Answered 07/08/2009 by: jcarri06
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Thanks for the response J. We couldn't get IE working at all with ThinApp at all - didn't even try with App-V or Citrix App Streaming as the documentation says it not possible as turbokitty mentioned.

Ended up doing a POC with Citrix App Streaming as we already have the infrastructure - and I did Firefox instead which is not problem with all three technologies - and is blatently a better browser, even if it's not that popular / suitable for corporate companies.

Interesting to hear that you did get it going with ThinApp though - may try it again at some point.

Cheers,
Rob.
Answered 07/09/2009 by: MSIPackager
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