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Is it possible to do a stand-alone Installation of IE7 on a 2008R2

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bjarne Hansen, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Bjarne Hansen

    Bjarne Hansen Flightless Bird

    Hi Group

    I'm doing some lab-test on Server 2008R2 RDS (TERM)
    now I have got the challenge to make
    both IE7 and IE8 (installed by default) available
    to the RDS users.
    Is it possible to install IE7 on a server Running IE8
    and make both applications work

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    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Bjarne Hansen" <BjarneHansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FBB14FDD-4D09-499C-942D-BEB85B7B71F0@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Group
    >
    > I'm doing some lab-test on Server 2008R2 RDS (TERM)
    > now I have got the challenge to make
    > both IE7 and IE8 (installed by default) available
    > to the RDS users.
    > Is it possible to install IE7 on a server Running IE8
    > and make both applications work


    It might be possible, but you risk hosing the IE8 install and it's
    unsupported from MS. Why do you need to have IE7? Why can't the users simply
    use IE8 in IE7 Compatibility Mode?

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    Dan
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    No. You cannot install IE7 nor can you downgrade IE8 to IE7 in Win2008 R2.

    You can, however, spoof IE7 User Agent strings to make a wepage or web-based
    application (but not an installed application) "think" you're running IE7.
    See http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx or
    http://www.enhanceie.com/ietoys/uapick.asp
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Bjarne Hansen wrote:
    > I'm doing some lab-test on Server 2008R2 RDS (TERM)
    > now I have got the challenge to make
    > both IE7 and IE8 (installed by default) available
    > to the RDS users.
    > Is it possible to install IE7 on a server Running IE8
    > and make both applications work
     
  4. Bjarne Hansen

    Bjarne Hansen Flightless Bird

    Re: Is it possible to do a stand-alone Installation of IE7 on a 20

    Hi Again

    The problem is that we need to be able to access
    a web-site that does not work with IE8
    (it might be a WEBDAV issus)


    --
    Thanks in advance


    "Dan" wrote:

    >
    > "Bjarne Hansen" <BjarneHansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:FBB14FDD-4D09-499C-942D-BEB85B7B71F0@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi Group
    > >
    > > I'm doing some lab-test on Server 2008R2 RDS (TERM)
    > > now I have got the challenge to make
    > > both IE7 and IE8 (installed by default) available
    > > to the RDS users.
    > > Is it possible to install IE7 on a server Running IE8
    > > and make both applications work

    >
    > It might be possible, but you risk hosing the IE8 install and it's
    > unsupported from MS. Why do you need to have IE7? Why can't the users simply
    > use IE8 in IE7 Compatibility Mode?
    >
    > --
    > Dan
    >
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Re: Is it possible to do a stand-alone Installation of IE7 on a 20

    Bjarne Hansen <BjarneHansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Hi Again
    >
    > The problem is that we need to be able to access
    > a web-site that does not work with IE8
    > (it might be a WEBDAV issus)


    Maybe it works with Firefox or Chrome? or another alternative browser.
    Those browsers you can install in addition to IE without problems.

    When the site does not work in any of them, it just sucks. It will be
    left in the dark pretty quickly, if it hasn't already.
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Re: Is it possible to do a stand-alone Installation of IE7 on a 20

    See my earlier reply to your post:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general/msg/8e548b5b05c75d51

    Repost:

    You can...spoof IE7 User Agent strings to make a wepage or web-based
    application (but not an installed application) "think" you're running IE7.
    See http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx or
    http://www.enhanceie.com/ietoys/uapick.asp
    --
    ~PA Bear


    Bjarne Hansen wrote:
    > Hi Again
    >
    > The problem is that we need to be able to access
    > a web-site that does not work with IE8
    > (it might be a WEBDAV issus)
    >
    >> It might be possible, but you risk hosing the IE8 install and it's
    >> unsupported from MS. Why do you need to have IE7? Why can't the users
    >> simply use IE8 in IE7 Compatibility Mode?
    >>
    >>> I'm doing some lab-test on Server 2008R2 RDS (TERM)
    >>> now I have got the challenge to make
    >>> both IE7 and IE8 (installed by default) available
    >>> to the RDS users.
    >>> Is it possible to install IE7 on a server Running IE8
    >>> and make both applications work
     

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