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Creating Custom Versions by Operating System or Language

If you support more than one version of Windows® in your organization, you must create a custom package of Internet Explorer for each version. Similarly, if you support more than one language in your organization, you must create a custom package of Internet Explorer for each language. You may also find it useful to create versions of Internet Explorer 10 that share many of the same settings, but, for example, contain different telephone numbers for Internet sign-up. It is therefore important to know how to create multiple versions of the browser.

When you run the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 10 subsequent times after the first time, it displays the settings you specified for the original version of your custom browser, storing the settings in the Install.ins file. By renaming this file, you can quickly create multiple custom browser packages with similar settings. To do this, do the following:

To create different versions of a custom package for Internet Explorer 10

  1. Create a custom browser package using the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 10, as described in the Run the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 10 section of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10) documentation.

  2. Navigate to your CIE\Custom folder, described in the Prepare Your Build Computer topic in the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10) documentation, and then rename the Install.ins file. For example, if you need a version for users located in Texas, you could name the file Texas.ins.

  3. Run the wizard again, and specify the same custom folder as the destination directory for the output files.

    ImportantImportant
    Be careful to keep wizard settings the same across all builds, except for the following settings, which you can customize for each build:

    • Title bar text

    • Favorites

    • Links bar

    • Home page and Search bar

  4. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until you have created a package for each version of your custom browser that you need.

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