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IEAK 7 Licensing Guidelines

In addition to the Software License Terms for the Windows Internet Explorer Administration Kit 7 (the "software"), these Guidelines further define how you may and may not use the software to create and distribute customized versions of Windows Internet Explorer 7.

Customization Guidelines

Three installation modes are available to you, depending on how you are planning to use the customized browser created with the software. Each mode requires a separate installation of the software.

  1. External Distribution - ISP
    This mode is available to Internet Service Providers, to help them create a customized browser for the users of their Internet Service.
  2. External Distribution - ICP (Content Provider or Developer)
    This mode is available to anyone who wants to create a customized browser for distribution outside their company (e.g., Web sites, ISVs, etc).
  3. Internal Distribution - Corporate Intranet
    This mode is available to companies for the creation and distribution of a customized browser to their employees ONLY.

Depending on which mode you selected, you may ONLY perform the following customizations:


Feature NameExternal (ISP)External (ICP)Internal
Title BarYesYesYes
Toolbar Buttons11Unlimited
Homepage URLs (suggested max of 3)UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Search Provider URLsYesYesYes
Search Guide URLNoNoYes
Online Support URLYesYesYes
Favorites1 folder, containing any number of links. Cannot remove any existing links.1 folder, containing any number of links. Cannot remove any existing links.Any number of folders/links.
RSS Feeds1 folder, containing any number of links. Cannot remove any existing links.1 folder, containing any number of links. Cannot remove any existing links.Any number of folders/links.
Welcome page (first run experience)Customizable. New page must include a link to the Internet Explorer 7 tour.Customizable. New page must include a link to the Internet Explorer 7 tour.Customizable.
Security & Privacy SettingsNoNoCan add any number of sites.
Add Custom ComponentsYesYesYes
Corporate Options (Latest Updates, Default Browser, Uninstall Info, Additional Settings)NoNoYes
User Experience (Setup/Restart)NoNoYes
User Agent StringYesYesYes
Connection Settings & ManagerYesNoYes

 

Distribution Guidelines

  • External Distribution - ICP (or ISP/ISV)
    You shall use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the quality of any non-Microsoft software distributed with Internet Explorer 7 at a level that meets or exceeds the highest industry standards.
  • Internal Distribution - Corporate Intranet
    The software is solely for use by your employees within your company's organization and affiliated companies through your corporate Intranet. Neither you nor any of your employees may permit redistribution of the software to or for use by third parties other than for third parties such as consultants, contractors and temporary staff accessing your corporate Intranet.