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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    I've had IE7 installed at home for quite some time now, but only in a domain environment the past 5 months or so (workstation and server side), due to some compatibility issues.

    The great thing about IE7 is that it's now easy to install silently, as it no longer requires Windows to be activated. Very useful and automates my standalone patching process further when building new machines etc... I've successfully managed to silently install everything to date in one package - all XP SP2 updates, .NET 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0, Media Player 11, Terminal Services 6.0 and now IE7. It weighs in at 335MB.

    We should get used to deploying new browsers in the future, as apparently Microsoft are working on IE8 and IE9. Be interesting to see whether Microsoft abandons XP with IE8 however!

    @ZeroHour - Are Microsoft planning to integrate IE7 into XP SP3? I was under the impression that wasn't going to happen. XP SP3 appears to be more of a very large update rollup with some elements of Vista.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Been using IE7 since august domain wide, except for a few laptops that are still on IE6. Haven't found any compatibility issues yet, and the GPO settings for IE6 configured IE7 as we wanted. Just took a little while to bypass the initial setup screen on workstations.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    @Micheal - They are not planning to but I really would not be surprised. It is MS after all anything to push their product.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    we rolled it out to almost all student classroom pcs this summer, the new GP took some work and i think it does work better than ie6 GP now ( after a lot of hair pulling err testing i mean)

    but we have had a lot of issues with IE7 and flash, certain websites crash ie7 everytime and have had to put back ie6 to some staff pcs for everyones sanity.

    Not trouble free but could have been worse and im sure the switch to vista and office 2007 almost certainly will mean i have no hair left at all!

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    I've had IE7 out since day of launch, theres nothing wrong with living life on the edge

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    We have had a few problems where it won't install automatically on some PCs via WSUS and so we have used Spiceworks to identify them, then gone round and done them manually.

    The interface is much better, especially tabbed browsing but I think the defaults are silly (open in new tab and it's hidden!).

    I also don't like the fact that the home button isn't near the rest of the navigation buttons - that seems silly.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    To enable tabs in a domain, you need to download the IE7 adm files here

    Install it on your DC and you'll see there a lot more policies to play around with in AD than with IE6 policies.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Its a known bug. Basically your GP will be set but if they can click on the "house" icon and then set the current page as their homepage and then it will be set until GP does its refresh on user settings. It was a while ago when I did it but it did work.
    Doesn't appear to do that here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael
    To enable tabs in a domain, you need to download the IE7 adm files here

    Install it on your DC and you'll see there a lot more policies to play around with in AD than with IE6 policies.
    If you install Windows Server 2003 Admin Pack on a machine that has IE7 you will see the new policies there as well.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Where i work we still use IE6, and at home i use Firefox always. I dont particually like IE or IE7 that much i prefer using Firefox

    LEK

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    We rolled it out a while ago but we've also had to roll out firefox as well due to cerrtain websites or web based applications not functioning in IE7. I stick to firefox at home.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Havent deployed it as such but have been installing it on all new images and so 75% of the school probably has it by now

    No problems so far apart from staff not being able to find the favourites icon and a few issues with the pop up blocker which I need to get round to hopefully sorting with the IE7 adm

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I've had IE7 out since day of launch, theres nothing wrong with living life on the edge
    Same here - if you are not living on the edge then you are taking up too much room!

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Pushed it out as soon as it came up on WSUS. Had been using it myself whilst it was beta.

    Never had a moments problem with it across any of the 180 School PCs we have.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Used it from the day of release, hate tabs but they get turned off by my GP and can't say I've had any issues except with Smoothwall once but that was smooties fault.

    Use firefox too but only as a browser without a proxy.

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Thanks for all the responses folks.

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