Use the Custom Components page in the IEAK 11 Wizard

The Custom Components page of the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 11 lets you add up to 10 additional components that your employees can install at the same time they install IE. These components can be created by Microsoft or your organization as either compressed cabinet (.cab) or self-extracting executable (.exe) files. If you’re using Microsoft components, make sure you have the latest version and software patches from the Microsoft Support site. To include Microsoft Update components, you must bundle the associated files into a custom component.

You should sign any custom code that’s being downloaded over the Internet. The default settings of Internet Explorer 11 will automatically reject any unsigned code. For more info about digitally signing custom components, see Security features and IEAK 11.

To use the Custom Component page

  1. Click Add.

    The Add a Custom Component box appears.

  2. Type in the name of your component and then browse to the location of your file (either .cab or .exe).

  3. Pick when to install the component. This can be before IE, after IE, or after the computer restarts.

    You should install your component before IE if you need to run a batch file to configure your employee settings. You should install your component after IE if you plan to install software updates.

  4. Check the Only install if IE is installed successfully box if your component should only install if IE installs successfully. For example, if you’re installing a security update that requires IE.

  5. If your component is a .cab file, you must provide the extraction command into the Command box.

  6. If your component has its own globally unique identifier (GUID), replace the value in the GUID box. Otherwise, keep the automatically generated GUID.

  7. Describe your component using up to 511 characters in the Description box.

  8. Type any command-line options that need to run while installing your component into the Parameters box. For example, if you want your component to install silently, without prompts. For more info about using options, see IExpress command-line options.

  9. Type the value that Microsoft Update Setup uses to check that the component installed successfully into the Uninstall Key box. This check is done by comparing your value to the value in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ApplicationName key.

  10. Type a numeric serial number for your component into the Version box, using this format: xxxx, xxxxxx, xxxx, xxxx.

  11. Click Add.

    The boxes clear and you can add another component. Click Cancel to go back to the Custom Components page.

  12. Click Edit to change your custom component information, Verify to make sure the component is digitally signed, or Remove to delete the component from your custom installation package.

  13. Click Next to go to the Internal Install page or Back to go to the Automatic Version Synchronization page.