Hello,

I have a couple of basic questions concerning inetres.adm . I currently have on production IE6 . My goal is to deploy IE7 via a custom package made with IEAK 7 and push it via SMS.

I would like to be able to use GPO to push IE7 settings (proxy settings ect... ) . It seems far more flexible to use GPO than recreating a new profile (.ins) with IEAK.


I currently have in my OU an existing administrative template inetres.adm (among others ) . As seen on Microsoft website there is a specific package for inetres.adm concerning IE7 (admFiles_IE7.msi).

I installed this package on an XP test machine, took inetres.adm . From my domain controller I go to Administrative template and want to add this new inetres.adm file.

Question : I already have an inetres.adm . What is the best option : delete it and add the new one , rename new inetres.adm file and add it ?.

I went for option 2 (rename new inetres.adm in inetres_IE7.adm and add it from my DC in administrative template) then I got some errors messages ( error on line 12345 while processing ... ) .


As I have a limited knowledge of .adm files ( I used Registry PolicyMaker on my previous setup with IE6) any help will be greatly appreciated on how to deal with my actual inetres.adm and the new one from admFiles_IE7.msi.

Thanks in advance and thanks to appdeploy.com .

gmiga76
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Hi,
I'm currently doing the same! Only I'm using GPO to push out IE7 rather than SMS.

I simply copied the current IE6 settings policy and created an IE7 policy I then replaced the inetres.adm with the new IE7 one this kept all the IE6 settings then allowed me to configure the IE7 only settings.

Hope that helps

regards
Jimmy
Answered 04/07/2009 by: jimmyx
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Hi Jimmy,

Thanks a lot for your reply.

As far I have understood it seems inetres.adm can be replaced with the newer version. I am going to test this .

Are you able to push all settings via GPO . No issues with proxy settings ? .

Regards.

gmiga76
Answered 04/07/2009 by: gmiga76
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We don't use any proxy settings, but nearly all of the settings we used to set in the .ins file can now be applied using the adm files.

Good Luck!
Answered 04/07/2009 by: jimmyx
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