How to Add Silverlight Installation to IE8 Installation Package using IEAK8

May 9, 2010

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How to Add Silverlight Installation to IE8 Installation Package using IEAK8


During the last How to Add Silverlight Installation to IE8 Installation Package using IEAK8
weeks I’m helping
Microsoft customers
to create custom
installation packages
to Internet Explorer 8.
In this post I’ll explain
how to add Silverlight
installation to the
generated installation
package of IE8.


Using IEAK8


In order to create custom installation packages for Internet Explorer 8
you first need to download the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8
or IEAK8. You can download the tool from here.


How to Add Custom Component?


When running IEAK8 we can add custom components such as Silverlight
installation to the generated installation package.


How to do that?
During the IEAK8 Wizard you use the Custom Component step and add
your custom components:
Custom Components


Press the Add button in order to open the Add a Custom Component step.
In the opened Add a Custom Component window you browse for the location
of the custom component installation. You need to fill the Name of the
component and then choose when the component will be installed
(Before or after the IE installation occurs).
You can use the “Only install if Internet Explorer is installed successfully
checkbox in order to enable the installation of the component if
IE installation succeeded or not.
Add a Custom component


One other thing to notice in the supplied figure is the /q parameter.
This parameter will enable silent installation on the Silverlight installation.
Pressing the Add button at the bottom of the window will add the Silverlight
component to your to the list of components which will be installed by the
custom IE8 installation.

Pay attention that the custom components will be installed only in the full
generated version of the installation packages and not as
part of configuration installations (brand installation).


Summary

It is very simple and intuitive to add custom components to IE8 installation
packages using the IEAK8 tool.

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