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Active Desktop on NT 4.0

By phuocngo ·
How do I generate active desktop on the client PC without installing IE 4.0 with active desktop? I uninstalling the current version of IE 5.0 on the machine, uninstall option is not available on the add/remove panel since the IE uninstall folder had been remove from the system.

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by robin_champion In reply to Active Desktop on NT 4.0

Execute this command in a console session :

IE5Setup.exe /c:"ie5wzd /e:IE4Shell_NTx86 /I:Y"

Another (longer) way is to do the following :

1. Run IE 5.0 setup, ie5setup.exe.
2. When the license dialog appears, locate the iesetup.cif file in a sub-folder of the %TEMP% folder.

3. Use Notepad to open iesetup.cif.

4. For each occurence of UIVISIBLE=0, change it to UIVISIBLE=1.

5. Save the file.

6. Accept the license agreement.

7. Choose Custom Install. You will see Windows Desktop Update in the list of selectable components.

NOTE: You may have to use Add/Remove Programs to Repair Internet Explorer.

Neither of these solutions are my own, but I've successfully used both.

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