Install Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) using your network


Update: The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.

You can install Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) over your network by putting your custom IE11 installation package in a shared network folder and letting your employees run the Setup program on their own computers. You can create the network folder structure manually, or you can run Internet Explorer Administration Kit 11 (IEAK 11).

If you support multiple architectures and operating systems, create a subfolder for each combination. If you support multiple languages, create a subfolder for each localized installation file.

To manually create the folder structure

  • Copy your custom IE11 installation file into a folder on your network, making sure it's available to your employees.

    To create the folder structure using IEAK 11

  • Run the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 11 in IEAK 11, using the Full Installation Package option.

    The wizard automatically puts your custom installation files in your \<build_directory>\Flat folder. Where the <build_directory> is the location of your other build files.

Use the localized versions of the IE Customization Wizard 11 to create localized IE11 installation packages.