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Windows Thread, IE7 - straw poll in Technical; Originally Posted by iatkinson We rolled it out a while ago but we've also had to roll out firefox as ...
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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    Quote Originally Posted by iatkinson
    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.
    and mrbusy-2 mentioned "a lot of issues with IE7 and flash, certain websites crash ie7 "
    can you both give some examples of these websites please?
    thanks

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    It does not work on windows 2000 + Firefox rock can't live with out it.

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    We rolled out IE7 and we had some proxy issues with the way IE7 now enumerates the bypass list. If it's not completely happy with what you have entered it wont apply the proxy settings at all.

    And its proxy only here

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    Re: IE7 - straw poll

    We used IE6 at our school.

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    We deployed IE7 almost as soon as it came out. Infact, now I integrate it into our XP images. I have included the tweaks I use in the images as well, but before this I was applying tweaks using a registry file:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
    "DefaultScope"=-
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
    "DefaultScope"="{D9086831-1612-4AC3-AB8D-8036EE46041D}"
    "Version"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{D9086831-1612-4AC3-AB8D-8036EE46041D}]
    "DisplayName"="Google"
    "URL"="http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q={searchTerms}&meta="
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl]
    "provider"=""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\wp]
    @="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s"
    " "="+"
    "#"="%23"
    "&"="%26"
    "?"="%3F"
    "+"="%2B"
    "="="%3D"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\g]
    @="http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%s"
    " "="+"
    "#"="%23"
    "&"="%26"
    "?"="%3F"
    "+"="%2B"
    "="="%3D"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]
    
    "ITBar7Position"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "Search Page"="http://www.google.co.uk"
    "Search Bar"="http://www.google.co.uk/ie"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]
    ""="http://www.google.co.uk/keyword/%s"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
    "SearchAssistant"="http://www.google.co.uk/ie"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "RunOnceComplete"=dword:00000001
    "RunOnceHasShown"=dword:00000001
    Removes Live Search from the search bar.
    Adds Google Search to the search bar, makes it default.
    Makes Google the default search throughout IE.
    Moves the Menu Bar (File, Edit etc) to the top of IE (Like previous versions)
    Adds Address Bar searches for Google (g <search terms>)
    Adds Address Bar searches for Wikipedia (wp <search terms>)
    Gets rid of the annoying RunOnce

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    If you want to deploy via group policy and be able to configure practically everything in the initial MSI there is now a Internet Explorer 7 Administration Kit that will let you build a custom MSI, configure all the defaults and settings and add things like search providers all through a nice GUI.

    Used it at a couple of places that I work to deploy a bunch of custom settings and push it to the machines that were previously prevented from updating to it. Works well in my experience.

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    Can't live with out firefox

    I have been told I should not be running firefox on my office machine as it creates a bad example!! (I am the system admin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    I have been told I should not be running firefox on my office machine as it creates a bad example!! (I am the system admin)
    Why, does your school ban the use of Firefox? We just have it deployed along with IE7 to all of the computers and the users can make up their own mind which one to use.

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    I've been looking into deploying OO and Firefox over the summer to all pc's to give users the option although will have to sort out the security side but sure that wont be a big issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    although will have to sort out the security side but sure that wont be a big issue.
    If you use this:

    FrontMotion&#39;s Firefox Community Edition

    There are some ADM files that give you control over it similar to IE, not quite as comprehensive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    I've been looking into deploying OO and Firefox over the summer to all pc's to give users the option although will have to sort out the security side but sure that wont be a big issue.

    you'll probably want to see this:
    marketing: OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta Features

    the openoffice 3.0 is due for final release in September.

    theres also a firefox lockdown howto:
    Locking Down Firefox - EduGeek.net Wiki
    it's for FF2.0 - 3.0 is already at beta5 so will probably be only a few weeks away.

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    My work has rolled out IE 7 across the whole workstation network, don't know about servers.

    I am running IE8 beta on my machine, though. None of the internal systems seem to be affected but some secure sites, i.e. internet banking kick you out when using IE8. Fortunately, there is an IE7 compat mode.

    I use IE 7 at home but when I connect to the work exchange server it crashes when I hit the send button!
    Last edited by NickHoughton; 11th May 2008 at 01:20 PM.

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    IE7 throughout here, but i personally use firefox.

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    No problems here...
    Although it is slower IMO. I don't tend to use it so much myself...
    Last edited by MrBeatnik; 15th September 2009 at 10:42 AM.

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    using IE8 here - no real problems - must be really living on the edge

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