Does anyone know if there's a way to manually install an add-on for Internet Explorer? There is an add-on that all users in one of our departments need, but since they don't have admin they can't install it. I would like to deploy this with one of our scripted installs, but can't find a way to manually install an add-on into IE.

I have the DLL that is referenced in IE when I go into the Manage Add-Ons menu. Is there a way to deploy this the way I'm thinking of?
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If all you need to do is register a DLL file you could try using calling regsvr32.exe from a BAT script as a postinstall task

regsvr32.exe <path to dll>
Use the /s switch if you want a silent registration (i.e regsvr32.exe <path to dll> /s)

See also http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249873 which references a 64bit version of regsvr, and lists other switches you can use.
Answered 09/23/2011 by: jlau
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Thank you, I will try that and see what happens.
Answered 09/26/2011 by: cleitch
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Did it work?
Answered 09/30/2011 by: jlau
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It's odd, it seems to have worked somewhat. It doesn't show up in the list of add-ons in IE, but the site it relates to now lets them install it without admin privileges (something that couldn't be done before), that's good enough for our purposes though. Thanks!
Answered 10/03/2011 by: cleitch
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