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IE8 on Windows Server 2008 R2

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by rr, May 27, 2010.

  1. rr

    rr Flightless Bird

    I have Windows Server 2008 R2 with IE8. I had to uninstall IE8
    (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700) due to incompatibility with some
    websites.

    The un-installation went through fine. I want to re-install it (I prefer IE7
    but looks like its not available anymore for R2) now but cannot find a
    version for Windows Server 2008 R2. Download page does have this platform
    listed but the downloaded binary associated with that link downloads Vista64
    and when I try to install it I get a message saying "IE8 is not supported on
    this operating system". Any idea why this is happening?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [I don't think there's a Windows Server 2008 R2 "N Edition"]

    You can remove access to IE8 in WinServer 2008 but you cannot uninstall it.

    You can re-enable access to IE8 via Control Panel | Programs | Turn Windows
    features on or off.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    rr wrote:
    > I have Windows Server 2008 R2 with IE8. I had to uninstall IE8
    > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700) due to incompatibility with some
    > websites.
    >
    > The un-installation went through fine. I want to re-install it (I prefer
    > IE7
    > but looks like its not available anymore for R2) now but cannot find a
    > version for Windows Server 2008 R2. Download page does have this platform
    > listed but the downloaded binary associated with that link downloads
    > Vista64 and when I try to install it I get a message saying "IE8 is not
    > supported on this operating system". Any idea why this is happening?
     

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