How To Install IE 9 Silently With A Script

This is a simple script that will install IE 9 silently.

Pre Requisites

A test machine to push IE9
Internet Explorer 9 EXE installer

 Download it here!

(Note:  On your test machine please have desktop or remote desktop access to it for troubleshooting.)

Configuring The Script

Configuring the script is pretty straight forward.  The most important part will come during the parameters.  Don't worry I have attached screenshots. :)

1.  From the home screen click on "Scripting".


2.  Click on "Add New Item".

3.  Choose Online KScript.

(Note:  Look to the right of this screen.  There are alot of helpful tips and explanations.)

4.  Change the Status to Production.

5.  Click the checkbox to enable the script.

(Note:  If this box is not checked the script will not run.)

6.  Choose a test computer before applying this script to a Smart Label.

7.  Choose a supported operating system.

(Note:  IE9 is not supported in XP)

Now comes the tough part.

8.  Add a new dependency.

(Note:  Browse to where the ..exe file is located)

9.  Add a task.
    a.  Add a Verify task.
        i.  Verify a directory exists...
        ii.  Directory:  $(KACE_DEPENDENCY_DIR)
(Note:  This is where the Kbox download the dependencies too.)

  b.  Add an On Success task  

       i. Launch a program...
      ii. Directory: $(KACE_DEPENDENCY_DIR)
      iii. File: IE9-Windows7-x86-enu.exe
      iiii.Parameters: /quiet /passive /norestart
      iiiii.Save Changes

(Note:  These parameters worked on this program.  Different .EXE, .MSP's, and .MSI's require different parameters and you can find that information from the software manufacturer.  A link to a list of standard Installer Command Line Options can be found at the bottom of the blog.)

Your Policy or Job rules should look something like this!


10.  Save the Script.

11.  Now click on the script you just created and run it by clicking on the "Run Now" button.

(Note:  For troubleshooting purposes enabling a custom pre-install message can be fun and let you know when the script is being pushed to the client.)

Did it work?

If so, then create a label that looks for machines in your environment that has the application that needs it.

Then add that label to the deployment section.

Congratulations!  You have created your script with a that installs IE 9 Silently

Standard Installer Command Line Options