There are several ways to deploy Internet Explorer 9 to client computers. Of course, you can install IE9 while building your reference image, but that’s so 90’s. Another way is to integrate the IE9 package with DISM into the Windows 7 wim image. But as we are using MDT2010 we choose the fastest way, that is to import Internet Explorer 9 into the DeploymentShare.
First we need the offline IE9 installer, not the offline executable installer that you can unpack using the /x command, but the Microsoft Update package (MSU)!
Get the Sources
The second required package is IE9 itself, download Internet Explorer 9 MSU’s for Windows 7 from Microsoft:
- x86: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=210145
- x64: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=210143
- Save all MSU files into the same location, so we can easily import them.
Next step is to import the MSU files into Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
Import into MDT2010
Open the Deployment Workbench, choose Packages, right-click to import files and browse to the path where you saved the downloaded MSU files.
The imported files in BDD:
I only imported the x64 prerequisite MSU. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 automatically includes the updates into the image during installation. So you can import both x86 and x64 MSU’s, MDT will include the needed packages during setup!