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Add Internet Explorer 9 to MDT 2010

June 3, 2011 - MDT, Windows 7

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

One prerequisite update is required to run Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7. This update, known as KB2454826 is available for both x86 and x64 platforms.

The second required package is IE9 itself, download Internet Explorer 9 MSU’s for Windows 7 from Microsoft:

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.

MDT import OS Packages (MSU files)MDT import IE9 MSU files

The imported files in BDD:

MDT imported IE9 and x64 prereq

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!

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Jason

Where does Microsoft publish the links to these files? I need the package for 2008r2 and heard it’s different from the win7x64 package.

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