Hi Everyone

I am currently trying to set up a distribution of Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 to all our corporate computers. I have managed to create the package with IEAK but I am having difficulty have the settings hold for all users that log into the machine. The custom settings that I have created such as temp Dir size seem to be ok for the user that they where installed for but is another user logs in these settings are back to IE defaults. How can I change the IE defualt values for these settings?

I thought that they might be set by the default users profile but I cannot figure out how to modify those settings either.

If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear.

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To solve the issue, get the package repaired for every user who logs in for the first time.
for this you need to add active setup registry in your application package.
It basically compares these two registry entries:-
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{ProductCode}
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{ProductCode}

If HKCU registry is not present it the application will execute the command written in the value of "StubPath". In StubPath we can make the MSI to run in repair mode for that user.

for this you need to add two registries in your package as following:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{ProductCode}

At this key you need to add two values "Version" and "StubPath"
Value for the "Version" should be less than version of your product version and
Value for "StubPath" should be "msiexec /fomus {ProductCode} /qn

So whenever the new user logs in it will check for the registry in HKCU and if the value is not present or the version is less than what is mentioned in HKLM it will run the MSI in repair mode to make the settings which are user specific. MSI in repair mode is being executed by the command in "StubPath".

Hope this works in your case......
Do let me know if I misunderstood your requirements.
Answered 03/14/2006 by: Lillude
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This is a very interesting idea. I am not sure that it will work for us as I believe that the users will require admin privileges in order to do the repair as well as access to the install directory. The majority of our users are currently locked down to user rights. I plan on using ZenWorks to push out the package to all the users in the offices and create an Autorun CD for home and traveling users.

I was hoping to be able to locate the default settings that IE put in place and modify them. I no that when we create a new image, we configure IE with all the custom settings that we require and then copy the users profile (usually Admin) over the Default Profile in Windows 2000. This way when ever a new user logs in IE is already configured.

I am not sure how or even if it is possible to automate something like that when I do the install of Internet Explorer.

Answered 03/14/2006 by: Xpdite
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Why not use GPO for that?

KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Content"
PART "CacheLimit, kbytes" NUMERIC
VALUENAME "CacheLimit"
DEFAULT "6000"
MAX 9999
Answered 03/14/2006 by: revizor
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I am thinking about using GPO's but it is alitte more difficult as we are a Novell shop. I can use Zenworks to control the GPO but I have no control over people that are not on our LAN (Home users).
Answered 03/14/2006 by: Xpdite
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