Good or at least interesting news regarding slipstreaming IE

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Good or at least interesting news regarding slipstreaming IE8 into Vista

Post by roirraW "edor" » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:31 pm

What's Coming in Internet Explorer 8 for IT Professionals? wrote:Slipstream Support in Internet Explorer 8

We got consistent feedback from customers that deploying Internet Explorer 7 as part of Windows XP is hard. Many IT Pros want to update their Windows XP images to contain IE7 by default, so IE7 gets installed as part of the OS install. To do that the IT Pros need to boot their existing images of Windows XP, install IE7 and then recapture the image. This process roughly takes 2 hours per image.

With Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Vista you’ll be able to “Slipstream” Internet Explorer 8 into a Vista image so that when you deploy Vista it already contains Internet Explorer 8. To slipstream IE8 only takes 10-15 minute per image. You’ll also be able to slipstream IE8 cumulative updates so that you are shipping the most up to date and secure image.

Look out for a forthcoming post to learn more about Slipstreaming IE8.
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Post by ricktendo64 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:01 am

Yea but it does not say if it will be possible to slip into xp

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Post by roirraW "edor" » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:14 am

I'm sure it won't.

They also put quotes around Slipstream so they may mean something not quite a real slipstream. It could be something like an Updates folder such as they have for Office 2007. Maybe SP2 will be truely slipstreamable but it will add the Updates folder feature for non-Service Pack updates.
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Post by MrNxDmX » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:14 pm

Yeah, its sad that they dont say "you'll be able to slipstream in xp."

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Post by roirraW "edor" » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:49 am

Well, I don't consider the Updates folder to be much of a feature (if that's what they're intending), although I guess it's better than nothing.
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Post by Firefrorefiddle » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:57 am

so the IE team finally knows what slipstream or 'integrate to source' means, huh?
at a q&a with some of the ie team when ie7 was released they didn't even know what admins were talking about back then...personally i found it hilarious when they fumbled for a generic answer on that q.

anyway, so at least they finally want to do something...although an update folder isn't much of a step forward...kinda more like what we have now as workarounds, in various incarnations.

here's to hoping that MS stuff will become more integratable in the future.

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Post by roirraW "edor" » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:32 pm

I'll drink to that.
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