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  • 09-06-08

Internet Explorer 8 for Admins Internet Explorer 8 for Admins Presentation Transcript

  • Internet Explorer 8 for Administrators
  • Introduction
    • Kelly Jones
      • Senior Consultant, Sogeti USA
        • [email_address]
      • 10+ years industry experience
  • Agenda
      • Enterprise Ready
      • Reduced Security Risks
      • Improved Productivity
  • Enterprise Ready
    • Compatibility
    • Deployment
    • Management
  • Compatibility
    • Compatibility View
      • Compatibility View Button
        • Settings are remembered per site
  • Compatibility View Settings
    • Tools  Compatibility View Settings window
      • Add/Remove sites
      • Intranet Zone sites are in compatibility view by default
  • Compatibility View Notes
    • Notes
      • Switching in and out of compatibility view doesn’t require a browser restart
      • Compatibility View settings can be controlled through Group Policy
  • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
    • IE8 additions to ACT
      • Cross-Site Scripting Filter
      • Standards Mode
      • Windows Reuse Navigation Restriction
      • MIME restrictions
      • File name restriction
      • Control Block
      • DEP/NX
      • ActiveX control blocking
      • Intranet integrity
      • Codepage sniffing
      • Web Proxy handling
      • Ajax navigation
  • Deployment Options
    • Standalone installation
      • Active Directory
      • SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager)
      • WSUS (Windows Server Update Services)
    • Slipstream
      • IE8 added to OS image
  • Standalone Installation
    • Packages
      • Use the publically available package downloaded from Microsoft
    • - or –
      • Create custom package
  • Custom IE8 Deployment Packages
    • Use IEAK (IE Administration Kit) to create:
      • Full package (IE8 + customizations + MSI Installer)
      • Configuration only (customizations + MSI Installer)
      • CD package (CD Auto-run + IE8 + customizations)
  • IE Administrators Kit
    • Create custom, “light weight” branded packages
      • Can be installed after browser installed (no need to reinstall the browser)
        • Example settings: default search provider, home page(s), toolbars, ActiveX controls
      • Users can still change settings after install
  • IEAK License mode
    • Independent Content Provider (ICP)
    • Independent Service Provider (ISP)
    • Corporate
  • Slipstream Installation
    • IE7 Slipstreaming:
      • Install OS
      • Install IE7
      • Install updates
      • Recapture Image
  • Slipstream Installation
  • Slipstream
    • Use WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit)
      • Tools
      • Documentation
    • WAIK/Slipstream works on Vista/Server 2008
  • IE8 Management Enhancements
    • Group Policy
      • New features can be configured or disabled (Accelerators, search providers, etc)
        • Access to Developer Tools can be configured
      • More than 100 new policies (bringing IE total to over 1,300 policy settings)
  • Reduce Security Risks
    • Enhanced Delete Browsing History
    • SmartScreen Filter
    • InPrivate Browsing
    • ActiveX Management
    • Domain Name Highlighting
  • Enhanced Delete Browsing History
    • Enhanced delete:
      • Option(s) to delete history for all web sites except those in favorites
    • Environments that need enhanced delete:
      • Sensitive data (defense/security/law enforcement)
      • Regulatory or compliance reasons
  • Enhanced Delete
  • SmartScreen Filter
    • Helps protect against deceptive web sites
    • IE 8 improvements:
      • Better UI
      • Faster performance
      • New heuristics
      • Anti-malware support
      • Improved Group Policy Support
  • InPrivate Browsing
    • Not stored when InPrivate Browsing is activated:
      • User’s browsing history
      • Temporary Internet files
      • Form data
      • Cookies
      • Usernames/passwords
    • Not stored or retained by IE or on the system
  • InPrivate Browsing
  • InPrivate Filtering
    • Blocks “3 rd party” sites/links after a set number of sites
      • Ad networks
      • Stat counters
    • Not tied to InPrivate Browsing
  • ActiveX Management
    • ActiveX is a potential avenue of attack
    • Per-User ActiveX
      • ActiveX control is installed only for that user
    • Per-Site ActiveX
      • An installed ActiveX control may be limited to only running on certain sites
  • Domain Name Highlighting Domain Name highlighted: Secure site with Cert name displayed Unsafe site – determined by SmartScreen Filter
  • Other Security
    • Application Protocol Prompt
      • IE8 will now prompt before launching application protocols
    • File Upload Control
  • Tab Isolation
    • IE 7
      • If one tab crashed, entire browser crashed
    • IE 8
      • If one tab crashes, only that tab crashes
    • Crash Recovery
      • Crashed tab will be restored
        • Including data entered into most web forms
  • Enhanced Add-on Management
    • Toolbars and other add-ons are common cause of crashes
    • Manage Add-ons:
      • New close button on toolbars
  • Enhanced Add-on Management
  • Enhanced Add-on Management
    • New types of Add-ons to Manage
      • Explorer Bars
      • Search Providers
      • Accelerators
    • No Add-ons Mode
      • Safe mode for troubleshooting
      • No 3 rd party code runs in this mode
      • Can disable problem controls
      • Can repair via Windows Update
  • Enhanced Add-on Management
    • Group Policy
      • IT can disallow a particular add-on from being installed
  • Diagnose Connection Problems Button
    • May reduce the number of calls to the helpdesk
  • Redesigned “New Tab” Page
  • Smart Address Bar
    • Smart Address Bar
      • Typed addresses
      • Autocomplete suggestions
      • History
      • Favorites
      • Feeds
      • Keyboard shortcuts
      • Relevancy Sorting
      • Starting a search with ? in the bar
      • Files and folders
  • Smart Address Bar
    • Demonstration
  • Enhanced Tabbed Browsing
    • Tab Groups
      • New tab opened next to originating tab
      • Both are tabs are the same color
      • If a user closes a tab that’s part of group, then another tab from same group will be displayed
      • Right click to:
        • Close tab
        • Close tab group
        • Remove tab from group
        • Refresh one or all tabs
        • Open a new tab
        • Reopen the last tab closed
        • See a list of all recently closed tabs and/or reopen them
  • Summary
    • IE 8 = Enterprise Ready Browser
    • More Compatible, Deployable, Manageable
    • More Secure
    • More Productive for users
  • Further Resources
    • “ Internet Explorer 8 Technology Overview for Enterprise and IT Professionals ” – January 2009
    • Group Policy for IE8
    • IE Application Compatibility VPCs
      • IE6 XPSP3, IE7 VIS, IE7 XPSP3, IE8 XPSP3
    • My blog: http://geekswithblogs.net/kjones
      • Or contact info: http://kdjones74.myplaxo.com/
  • Thank You