I noticed a few people have been googling for this so I just thought I’ll post a short how-to on this.
Let me first say that before the combined IE9 + language pack came out I tried to bundle IE9 and the language pack with the Internet Explorer Administrator Toolkit (IEAK). That worked fine but I wasn’t able to deploy that package in the Task Sequence. I don’t know why this didn’t work because the package deployed fine with normal software deployment.
Since then MS has released IE with the integrated language pack, you can find all versions here: 32bit and 64bit
Deploying is very simple. Simply create a package with the following program Command Line, depending a little bit on which IE9-exe file you’ve downloaded:
ie9-windows7-x86-enu.exe /update-no /quiet /norestart
Advertise the program or put it in your Task-Sequence after “Setup Windows and ConfigMgr”.
If you want to be able to choose between languages for Internet Explorer in your Task-sequence you can always bundle the English IE9-version in your base-image and then run the language-packs on top of that. The language packs for IE9 and Windows 7 are found here.
The language packs come as MSU-files that are installable through the WUSA-command. So to install the 64bit version of the Swedish language pack on top of an English Internet Explorer 9, simply run:
wusa IE9-Windows6.1-LanguagePack-x64-sve.msu /quiet /norestart
Of course, remember to download the matching version of the language pack depending on if you’re using 32- or 64bit Windows.
Internet Explorer 9 Setup does a really evil thing in the registry. It creates this key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\NoIE4StubProcessing
This little registry key breaks all Active Setup commands for 64-bit Windows 7! Note that this regkey is not set on the SysWOW64 registry folder so it only applies to 64-bit Active Setup. Therefore the command that’s supposed to create shortcuts for the taskbar and Start Menu doesn’t run. Instead you might end up with a broken IE9-icon that points to the users Home Directory (i.e. H:) !
Apparently, this key was used in IE5(!) when you wanted the installation to be really, really quiet.
So in order to have a successful installation, delete this reg-key after the installation of IE9. Here’s a link how to do it:
I found the information regarding this bug here.
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[EDIT: WUSA. Not WUSE. Thanks Kcirtap!]