IEAK 11 - Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to commonly asked questions about the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 11 (IEAK 11), and find links to additional material you might find helpful.

What is IEAK 11?

IEAK 11 enables you to customize, brand, and distribute customized Internet Explorer 11 browser packages across an organization. Download the kit from the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) information and downloads.

What are the supported operating systems?

You can customize and install IEAK 11 on the following supported operating systems:

  • Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Note

IEAK 11 does not support building custom packages for Windows RT.

What can I customize with IEAK 11?

The IEAK 11 enables you to customize branding and settings for Internet Explorer 11. For PCs running Windows 7, the custom package also includes the Internet Explorer executable.

Note

Internet Explorer 11 is preinstalled on PCs running Windows 8. Therefore, the executable is not included in the customized package.

Can IEAK 11 build custom Internet Explorer 11 packages in languages other than the language of the in-use IEAK 11 version? Yes. You can use IEAK 11 to build custom Internet Explorer 11 packages in any of the supported 24 languages. You'll select the language for the custom package on the Language Selection page of the customization wizard.

Note

IEAK 11 is available in 24 languages but can build customized Internet Explorer 11 packages in all languages of the supported operating systems. To download IEAK 11, see Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) information and downloads.

Q: Is there a version of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) supporting IE11?
Yes. The Internet Explorer Administration Kit 11 (IEAK 11) is available for download. IEAK 11 lets you create custom versions of IE11 for use in your organization. For more information, see the following resources:

What are the different modes available for the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard? The IEAK Customization Wizard displays pages based on your licensing mode selection, either Internal or External. For more information on IEAK Customization Wizard modes, see What IEAK can do for you.

The following table displays which pages are available in IEAK 11, based on the licensing mode:

Wizard Pages External Internal
Welcome to the IEAK Yes Yes
File Locations Yes Yes
Platform Selection Yes Yes
Language Selection Yes Yes
Package Type Selection Yes Yes
Feature Selection Yes Yes
Automatic Version Synchronization Yes Yes
Custom Components Yes Yes
Corporate Install No Yes
User Experience No Yes
Browser User Interface Yes Yes
Search Providers Yes Yes
Important URLs - Home page and Support Yes Yes
Accelerators Yes Yes
Favorites, Favorites Bar, and Feeds Yes Yes
Browsing Options No Yes
First Run Wizard and Welcome Page Options Yes Yes
Compatibility View Yes Yes
Connection Manager Yes Yes
Connection Settings Yes Yes
Automatic Configuration No Yes
Proxy Settings Yes Yes
Security and Privacy Settings No Yes
Add a Root Certificate Yes No
Programs Yes Yes
Additional Settings No Yes
Wizard Complete Yes Yes

Q. Can IEAK 11 build custom Internet Explorer 11 packages in languages other than the language of the in-use IEAK 11 version? Yes. You can use IEAK 11 to build custom Internet Explorer 11 packages in any of the supported 24 languages. You'll select the language for the custom package on the Language Selection page of the customization wizard.

IEAK 11 is available in 24 languages but can build customized Internet Explorer 11 packages in all languages of the supported operating systems. Select a language below and download IEAK 11 from the download center:

English French Norwegian (Bokmål)
Arabic Chinese (Simplified) Chinese(Traditional)
Czech Danish Dutch
Finnish German Greek
Hebrew Hungarian Italian
Japanese Korean Polish
Portuguese (Brazil) Portuguese (Portugal) Russian
Spanish Swedish Turkish

Additional resources

Download IEAK 11 IEAK 11 overview IEAK 11 product documentation IEAK 11 licensing guidelines