Hi,

Is that possible for us to repackage internet explorer.

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Anitha
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Hi Anitha,

Internet Explorer is a standard Windows component and installed with Windows.
Updates from Microsoft usually come as an MSI.

Why would you want to package Internet Explorer?

Marcel
Answered 09/26/2005 by: ZhuBaJie
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Hi Marcel,

There is a request from our client. And we are trying to explain them it is not possible and recommended.

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Anitha
Answered 09/26/2005 by: anitha_accen
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Hi anitha:

It is just like repackaging media player which is not recommended.
As Zhu said it is windows component. Though it is not impossible. U can create a wrapper for IE. Should u require any further help feel free to reply back.
Answered 09/27/2005 by: akhlaque
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Of course you can deploy internet explorer.

Click Here for the IEAK from Microsoft.
Answered 09/28/2005 by: BobTheBuilder
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Sure you can deploy it with IEAK but not repackage it... I wouldn't even attempt repackaing IE - its a core part of the XP OS. Even if you could repackage it - god knows what state your PC could end up in if it was uninstalled!!

Why not just try and package up Firefox - it's way better [8D]

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Rob.
Answered 09/28/2005 by: MSIPackager
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Well MSIP, the way I am interpreting the original post and the subsequent follow-up, I think that the question was really about how IE can be deployed and customized. I think that the term "repackage" was unintentionally misused, and so I didn't let that prevent me from trying to help.

The answers that followed implied that it was not possible to deploy a custom installation of IE whatsoever, (at least that was my impression) and that is simply incorrect.

I agree that packaging up an alternative browser is a good idea (especially from a security standpoint).
Opera is my favorite!
Answered 09/28/2005 by: BobTheBuilder
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Nice one Bob, wasn't trying to criticize - appreciate that you are trying to help. Info in the original post was a little vague!

Will give Opera a try sometime..

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Rob.
Answered 09/29/2005 by: MSIPackager
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Hi bob,

I asked about repackaging of IE only. Thanks for your suggestion and help extended. since we do have IE to repackaged in our queue. before going and telling the client it cannot be repackaged, i liked to get some suggestions from you guys.

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Anitha
Answered 09/29/2005 by: anitha_accen
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Hi:

Bob, Rob it will be more clear when anitha will say something.
Answered 09/29/2005 by: akhlaque
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Hi Anitha:

That was my first understanding that u want to repackage IE. Some guys misunderstood ur problem.
Answered 09/29/2005 by: akhlaque
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Hi Anthia, we all know it's a bad idea to try and repackage IE but I understand it can be hard getting the message across to the requestor is they are no too IT savvy - so here's a good quote to hit them with:

"Microsoft operating system middleware, such as Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and DirectX. Use supported command-line options for automated unattended installations or use the appropriate tool for the application. For example, use IEAK (Internet Explorer Administration Kit) to repackage Internet Explorer. You cannot repackage middleware components because many of their files fail under Microsoft® Windows file protection, a specific type of self-healing that prevents unauthorized file replacement on Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP. Only Microsoft has the API that allows these protected files to be overwritten properly. "

Taken from here.

Hope it helps [:)]
Rob.
Answered 09/29/2005 by: MSIPackager
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Thanks a lot Rob.

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Anitha
Answered 09/29/2005 by: anitha_accen
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