Create multiple versions of your custom package using IEAK 11

You'll need to create multiple versions of your custom browser package if:

  • You support more than 1 version of the Windows operating system.

  • You support more than 1 language.

  • You have custom installation packages with only minor differences. For example, having a different phone number or a different set of URLs in the Favorites folder.

The Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 11 stores your original settings in the Install.ins file and will show them each time you re-open the wizard. For more info about .ins files, see Using Internet Settings (.INS) files with IEAK 11.

To create multiple versions of your browser package

  1. Use the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 11 to create a custom browser package. For more info about how to run the wizard, start with the Use the File Locations page in the IEAK 11 Wizard topic.

  2. Go to the Cie\Custom folder and rename the Install.ins file to a name that reflects the version. Like, if you need a version for your employees in Texas, you could name the file Texas.ins.

  3. Run the wizard again, choosing the newly renamed folder as the destination directory for your output files.

    Important
    Except for the Title bar text, Favorites, Links bar, Home page, and Search bar, we recommend that you keep all of your wizard settings the same for all of your build computers.

  4. Repeat this process until you’ve created a package for each version of your custom installation package.