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IEAK 11: Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to commonly asked questions about the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 11 (IEAK 11), and find links to additional material you might find helpful.

What is IEAK 11?

IEAK 11 enables you to customize, brand, and distribute customized Internet Explorer 11 browser packages across an organization. Download the kit from the Microsoft Edge IT Center.

What are the supported operating systems?

You can customize and install IEAK 11 on the following supported operating systems:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    Note: IEAK 11 does not support building custom packages for Windows RT.  

What can I customize with IEAK 11?

The IEAK 11 enables you to customize branding and settings for Internet Explorer 11. For PCs running Windows 7, the custom package also includes the Internet Explorer executable.

Note: Internet Explorer 11 is preinstalled on PCs running Windows 8. Therefore, the executable is not included in the customized package.

Can IEAK 11 build custom Internet Explorer 11 packages in languages other than the language of the in-use IEAK 11 version?

Yes. You can use IEAK 11 to build custom Internet Explorer 11 packages in any of the supported 24 languages. You'll select the language for the custom package on the Language Selection page of the customization wizard.

Note: IEAK 11 is available in 24 languages, but can build customized Internet Explorer 11 packages in all languages of the supported operating systems. To download IEAK 11, see IEAK information and downloads.

What are the different modes available for the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard?

The IEAK Customization Wizard displays pages based on your licensing mode selection, either Internal or External. For more information on IEAK Customization Wizard modes, see What IEAK can do for you.

The following table displays which pages are available in IEAK 11, based on the licensing mode:

Wizard PagesExternalInternal
Welcome to the IEAKYesYes
File LocationsYesYes
Platform SelectionYesYes
Language SelectionYesYes
Package Type SelectionYesYes
Feature SelectionYesYes
Automatic Version SynchronizationYesYes
Custom ComponentsYesYes
Corporate InstallNoYes
User ExperienceNoYes
Browser User InterfaceYesYes
Search ProvidersYesYes
Important URLs - Home page and SupportYesYes
Favorites, Favorites Bar, and FeedsYesYes
Browsing OptionsNoYes
First Run Wizard and Welcome Page OptionsYesYes
Compatibility ViewYesYes
Connection ManagerYesYes
Connection SettingsYesYes
Automatic ConfigurationNoYes
Proxy SettingsYesYes
Security and Privacy SettingsNoYes
Add a Root CertificateYesNo
Additional SettingsNoYes
Wizard CompleteYesYes