.Ins File Entries and Descriptions

You can use Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10) to configure an .ins file, which configures the browser and its components. You can create multiple versions of your browser package by customizing copies of this .ins file.

The following sections appear in .ins files used by IEAK 10:

Section Description


Specify information about the custom branding and setup information included in your browser package.


Customize the appearance of the Internet Explorer toolbar.


Specify the information that is used to sign your programs.


Specify information about the dial-up networking connection settings that are used to install your custom Internet Explorer package. This creates a common configuration on all users' workstations.


Specify the URL for your branding cabinet file.


Specify the names of your information (.inf) files and the installation mode for components.


Specify the path to your icon file for Favorites, and whether Favorites are available offline. You can also specify the URL to each Favorite site.


Specify whether the globally unique identifier (GUID) is hidden. Each custom component has a GUID that is based on system information and other parameters, such as the time of day it is created.


Specify the root certificate you are adding to your custom package.


Specify the types of media your installation package is available in, such as CD.


Specify whether to use a proxy server and the host names for the proxy server.

[Security Imports]

Specify whether to import security information from your computer to your custom package.


Specify whether to use an auto-configured proxy server, and the URLs for the pages that appear when users connect to that server.