Microsoft has released the Internet Explorer 10 Preview for Windows 7 and windows Server 2008 R2 yesterday. The browser is identical to the version for Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 8, with the exception that the Windows 7 version of IE10 does not include a native Adobe Flash Player integration.
The Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 is now also available for download. The program helps companies and organizations to create, manage and deploy custom Internet Explorer 10 versions. It basically enables system administrators to create a custom version of the browser that falls into line with company policies and guidelines.
Note that you can use the IE Administration Kit 10 currently only to create custom Internet Explorer versions for 32-bit or 64-bit editions of Windows 8. This will change once Internet Explorer 10 final gets released for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. You can however create a custom package on Windows 7. This currently means that you need to download the latest version of IE10 from the Internet, as the preview version of IE10 for Windows 7 cannot be used for the purpose.
The customization options are quite extensive:
The Kit makes available many customization options. You can for instance configure the Internet Explorer 10 installation to be completely silent so that users do not see any dialog boxes, or select a different route so that users can make certain decisions on their own. It certainly takes a while to go through all the menus and settings the wizard displays to you during configuration, but the overall process itself is comfortable and not difficult at all.Advertisement
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