IE10 & IE11 AMD64 user profile creation crash workaround for WES7 & POS7

Posted By Windows Embedded Team

On amd64 runtimes, ie4uinit.exe may crash during new user profile creation (when user logon for the first time).

Applies to: Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded POSReady 7

IE Versions Impacted: IE10 and IE11

Workaround: delete ie4uinit.exe from %SystemDrive%/Windows/SysWOW64.

Automate this process by: Launch command prompt as Administrator and run the following commands.

You can use these commands in a script/batch executed as an Asynchronous Command in your WES7 Answer File.

takeown.exe /F C:\Windows\sysWOW64\ie4uinit.exe /A (the Administrators group will become the owner)

icacls.exe C:\Windows\sysWOW64\ie4uinit.exe /grant Administrators:F (the Administrators group will get full access)

del C:\Windows\sysWOW64\ie4uinit.exe