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IEAK 9: Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to commonly asked questions about the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 9 (IEAK 9), and find links to additional material you might find helpful.

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General Information

Q.What is Microsoft IEAK ?
A.IEAK 9 is the latest version of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit. It enables users to create a customized browser package that can be installed across an organization. Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 9 is now available for download.


About IEAK

Q.Why should I upgrade to IEAK 9?
A.IEAK 9 allows you to customize, brand, and distribute a great browser – Internet Explorer 9. Internet Explorer 9 integrates seamlessly with computers running Windows 7 to bring you the best web experience for Windows. With a cleaner, minimal UI, more pixels are devoted to webpages. Furthermore, developers can use features such as site pinning and jump lists to provide new ways for users to interact with your applications. Finally, we take advantage of the hardware acceleration capabilities built into Windows 7 and Windows Vista to give you a fast browsing experience.
Q.How will IEAK 9 be made available to customers?
A.You can download IEAK 9 from the Internet Explorer TechCenter.
Q.What operating systems are supported?

With this version of this product, you can customize and install IEAK 9 on the following supported operating systems:

  • Windows 7 x86
  • Windows 7 x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Vista x86 with at least Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Vista x64 with at least SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 x86 with at least SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 with at least SP2
Q.Can I use IEAK 9 to build custom Internet Explorer 9 packages in a language other than the language of the IEAK 9 version I am using?
A.Yes. You can use any language version of IEAK 9 to build custom Internet Explorer 9 packages in any language that Internet Explorer 9 is available in. IEAK 9 is available in 24 languages, but you can build custom packages in 93 languages. On the Language Selection page of the customization wizard, you can choose the language for the custom package. If you do not see the language you want for your custom package, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB2555560 for information about accessing additional Internet Explorer 9 languages.

See IEAK Information and Downloads to download a different language version of IEAK 9.

IEAK Features

Q.What are the different modes for the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard?

IEAK Customization Wizard displays pages based on which version of the wizard you are running: ISP, ICP, or Corporate. For more information on IEAK Customization Wizard modes, see What IEAK Can Do For You.

The following table displays which pages are available in the latest release of IEAK, IEAK 9, for the different licensing modes:

IEAK 9 Wizard PagesISPICPCorp
Welcome to the IEAKYesYesYes
File LocationsYesYesYes
Platform SelectionYesYesYes
Language SelectionYesYesYes
Media SelectionYesYesYes
Feature SelectionYesYesYes
Automatic Version SynchronizationYesYesYes
Custom ComponentsYesYesYes
Corporate InstallNoNoYes
CD Autorun Customizations (if CD is select as Media)YesYesYes
More CD Options (if CD is select as Media)YesYesYes
User ExperienceNoNoYes
Browser User InterfaceYesYesYes
Search ProviderYesYesYes
Important URLs - Home page and SupportYesYesYes
Favorites, Favorites Bar and FeedsYesYesYes
Browsing OptionsNoNoYes
First Run Wizard and Welcome Page OptionsYesYesYes
Compatibility ViewYesYesYes
Connection ManagerYesNoYes
Connection SettingsYesNoYes
Automatic ConfigurationNoNoYes
Proxy SettingsYesNoYes
Security and Privacy SettingsNoNoYes
Add a Root CertificateYesNoNo
Additional SettingsNoNoYes
Wizard CompleteYesYesYes