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Profits of IE 7.0 to 8.0 update if usage for adminstrative tasksonly

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by kakii, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. kakii

    kakii Flightless Bird

    OS: XP, Vista and 7
    Case: IE used for administrative tasks only, never for web browsing

    What are the benefits of upgrading the IE from 7.x to 8.x in this case ?
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    This FAQ answers common enterprise customer questions about Windows
    Internet Explorer 8.

    "Windows Internet Explorer 8 FAQ for Business"
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...8c-f982-4cae-a83a-831188e57df9&displaylang=en

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    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    kakii wrote:
    >
    > OS: XP, Vista and 7
    > Case: IE used for administrative tasks only, never for web browsing
    >
    > What are the benefits of upgrading the IE from 7.x to 8.x in this case ?
     
  3. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Re: Profits of IE 7.0 to 8.0 update if usage for adminstrative tasks only

    You already have IE8 installed on Win7 (unless you are in the EU? domain.co
    uk?)

    I am erring and not recommending an IE update for XP (especially single core
    processors) because of performance issues, but if you are not web surfing
    then security and improved performance may not be your main criteria).

    It sounds like you are a network administrator and are talking about
    updating machines on your network? - no Internet Access? so long as you have
    no gateways at all and all your domains are in the intranet zone there
    really no benefit in IE8. Most of your Intranet Markup is probably
    non-standard and is rendered in IE8 in Quirks mode anyway.

    Some remote desktop applications are incompatible with IE8.

    Public Access computer at your workplace. You should upgrade to IE8 on any
    public access machines (some banks here are doing this to allow safe online
    banking facilities for their employees) that you do not lock-down with kiosk
    mode, but you should also apply GP restrictions to add additional security
    and prevent users from changing IE's settings.

    Regards.

    "kakii" <user@domain.co> wrote in message
    news:-O3pyemVlKHA.5964@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > OS: XP, Vista and 7
    > Case: IE used for administrative tasks only, never for web browsing
    >
    > What are the benefits of upgrading the IE from 7.x to 8.x in this case ?
    >
     
  4. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    Re: Profits of IE 7.0 to 8.0 update if usage for adminstrative tasks only

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:eCGzACWlKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > You already have IE8 installed on Win7 (unless you are in the EU? domain.co
    > uk?)
    >


    > I am erring and not recommending an IE update for XP (especially single core
    > processors) because of performance issues,



    How so? Because of all the performance problems we're seeing associated
    with W7 X64 (which forces IE8)? Those cases are typically on MP I suspect.
    Also, notice that some of them are reporting TabProcGrowth=0 as a workaround
    to problems which may be concurrency issues. I don't know if anybody has tried
    my idea of testing Num Procs: 1 as an alternative. <eg>

    FWIW I have fewer problems with IE8 on XPsp3 than I do on Vista or W7
    and I'm only running them on a P4.


    Robert
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  5. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Re: Profits of IE 7.0 to 8.0 update if usage for adminstrative tasks only

    Hi Robert,

    Whats the workaround?

    TabProcGrowth=0

    I have been too confused with developer issues lately to concentrate on the
    user side. I have a developer with a Google Map app and concurrency issues.
    Maybe your workaround is the trick I haven't tried. (they don't want to
    spend to make their site standards compliant).

    Anecdotal, subjective opinion otherwise.

    Regards.

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:-O72iKlZlKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eCGzACWlKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> You already have IE8 installed on Win7 (unless you are in the EU?
    >> domain.co
    >> uk?)
    >>

    >
    >> I am erring and not recommending an IE update for XP (especially single
    >> core
    >> processors) because of performance issues,

    >
    >
    > How so? Because of all the performance problems we're seeing associated
    > with W7 X64 (which forces IE8)? Those cases are typically on MP I
    > suspect.
    > Also, notice that some of them are reporting TabProcGrowth=0 as a
    > workaround
    > to problems which may be concurrency issues. I don't know if anybody has
    > tried
    > my idea of testing Num Procs: 1 as an alternative. <eg>
    >
    > FWIW I have fewer problems with IE8 on XPsp3 than I do on Vista or W7
    > and I'm only running them on a P4.
    >
    >
    > Robert
    > ---
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    Re: Profits of IE 7.0 to 8.0 update if usage for adminstrative tasks only

    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1E3DB1FE-161B-4943-9BE1-167332BCCD61@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Robert,
    >
    > Whats the workaround?
    >
    > TabProcGrowth=0



    It makes IE8 look like IE7 on XP (regarding task structure)...

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...r/thread/1b8b29b9-92ca-4647-b1ba-5f8af7b669e9

    (Microsoft search for
    tabprocgrowth (askie OR LCIE) site:answers.microsoft.com
    )

    See also muxy's thread (lately taken over by trolls). For some reason
    the above search didn't find it but the equivalent search using Google
    web search did find it. BING finds it too but Google finds more
    (not just counting multiple posts from the same thread). ; ]


    >
    > I have been too confused with developer issues lately to concentrate on the
    > user side. I have a developer with a Google Map app and concurrency issues.
    > Maybe your workaround is the trick I haven't tried. (they don't want to
    > spend to make their site standards compliant).
    >
    > Anecdotal, subjective opinion otherwise.



    Then I really don't understand the "single core" comment because
    I haven't seen any of these issues with my lowly P4. I'm hoping that
    I'll be able to start seeing them on my new Tablet but then I'll have
    to be considering all the new X64 drivers and OEM stuff too. All that
    most posters perceive is IE8 hanging or not working properly
    and they ignore what it is running on. ; )


    Robert
    ---


    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O72iKlZlKHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eCGzACWlKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> You already have IE8 installed on Win7 (unless you are in the EU?
    >>> domain.co
    >>> uk?)
    >>>

    >>
    >>> I am erring and not recommending an IE update for XP (especially single
    >>> core
    >>> processors) because of performance issues,

    >>
    >>
    >> How so? Because of all the performance problems we're seeing associated
    >> with W7 X64 (which forces IE8)? Those cases are typically on MP I
    >> suspect.
    >> Also, notice that some of them are reporting TabProcGrowth=0 as a
    >> workaround
    >> to problems which may be concurrency issues. I don't know if anybody has
    >> tried
    >> my idea of testing Num Procs: 1 as an alternative. <eg>
    >>
    >> FWIW I have fewer problems with IE8 on XPsp3 than I do on Vista or W7
    >> and I'm only running them on a P4.
    >>
    >>
    >> Robert
    >> ---
    >>
    >>
    >>
     

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