Internet Explorer 8 Deployment - IE8 Firestarter


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Internet Explorer 8 Deployment - IE8 Firestarter

  1. 1. Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Firestarter 1
  2. 2. Session Objectives: Explain deployment options Demonstrate key deployment tasks Leave with an understanding of the tools used for customization, configuration and distribution of IE8 2
  3. 3. Best practices BDD, Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF), and Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) Infrastructure optimization transformation Modern deployment tools Microsoft Windows Server® 2003 Modern management tools Client-computer hardware SCCM 2007 Commercial software Windows Server Custom software Update Services (WSUS) Internet Explorer 8 Migration Application Compatibility Deployment
  4. 4. Plan Build Deploy Operate • Image • Lab engineering deployments • Requirements • Deployment • Pilot • Deployment • Specifications engineering deployments reporting (LTI/ZTI) • Vision / Scope • Production • Image mgmt • App Compat deployments • Inventory • App mgmt testing • Automated • Assessments • System • App Compat provisioning • Architecture monitoring remediation (via LTI/ZTI) • IO remediation • App packaging • Process • IO infra. improvements upgrades 4
  5. 5. Customization Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) Deployment e.g., System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Management Group Policy Updating Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) SCCM Microsoft Confidential 5
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  7. 7. IE8 Installation Types Slipstream Installation IE8 is incorporated into client images Application Deployment IE8 is being installed onto existing clients Microsoft Confidential 7
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  9. 9. Test Lab Requirements Should have access to all software necessary for customization, distribution and configuration All internal and external web applications should be thoroughly tested for compatibility Can be dedicated, or in the live environment depending on the project scope 9
  10. 10. Test Lab Construction Can be virtual or hardware based Should include, but not be limited to production versions of: Active Directory and DNS Client images Copies of or access to web applications 10
  11. 11. Internet Explorer Administration Kit Used for IE customization Install on one or more test workstations Workstation must already have IE8 Download and documentation link us/ie/cc889349.aspx 11
  12. 12. Customization with the Internet Explorer Administration Kit Distribution Options CD LAN Configuration Only Browser Settings Search providers Home page Favorites Administrative Settings Default browser, Approved ActiveX controls 12
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  15. 15. IE8 Deployment Methods Windows Update Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Network shared folder CD Hyperlink from e-mail or Web page Group Policy (using msi installer) 15
  16. 16. IE8 Management Deployment SCCM is one example Use the .MSI package created by the IEAK Customization Wizard Four step process for SCCM distribution 1. Create the SCCM package 2. Create the installation program 3. Assign to a distribution point 4. Create an advertisement 16
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  18. 18. Group Policies Located in Computer or User Configuration under Administrative Templates/Internet Explorer Can be applied to specific OUs or groups Often created as a separate GPO Settings are secured and cannot be changed by the user 18
  19. 19. Group Policy Discussions Approximately 1300 Group Policies for managing IE8 Depth of Group Policies will be determined by the needs of the customer Discuss the customer’s needs rather than trying to cover all policies New and recommended Group Policies can be found at the following link – us/library/cc985351.aspx 19
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  21. 21. Monitor distribution Work with Help Desk Adjust Group Policies and packages Control browser updates Microsoft Confidential 21
  22. 22. IE8 Update Management with AU IE8 updates will be available through Automatic Updates Updates will be installed based on settings on the individual clients Doesn’t allow for centralized management Consider implementing update management system… 22
  23. 23. IE8 Update Management with WSUS Individual WSUS servers connect to Microsoft Updates to download update packages Administrators can test the updates to ensure functionality with web applications Once approved, the updates are available to the clients SCCM makes this even better… 23
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  25. 25. Blocker Toolkit Creates a registry key HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSetup8.0DoNotAllowIE80 Two possible settings 0: Allows AU to install IE8 1: Blocks AU from installing IE8 Two components in the toolkit ADM template for Group Policy IE80Blocker.cmd /B to block /U to unblock 25
  26. 26. Feature Overview - Engineering Blog - Safety & Privacy Features Business Value of IE 8 & EV SSL Certificates User Control & Privacy Feature Guide Toolkit Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) IE Compatibility Center - 26
  27. 27. © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.