none
Trying to download IE 9 to install on Windows Server 2008R2 / Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I'm in a serious bind here.  My company uses a 3rd party financial software package to connect to banks, but the problem we're having is that we've been informed that Internet Exporer 9 is REQUIRED for this to work.

    We have this software running on Windows Server 2008R2 & Windows 7 workstations, and the problem is I simply can't find the software anywhere on Microsoft's web sites, with the exception of IE 9 for Vista/Win2k8 Server, which of course, simply won't install or work on Win7/Win2k8R2.  Any other link to download IE9 simply takes me to the IE 11 sites.

    I've contacted MS software subscription service tech support, and she wasn't able to find it either, instead sending me to many of the web sites I had already found myself.  Her final suggestion was to open a tech support ticket and pay the fee in order to download IE9, assuming that tech support would be able to get it for us.

    My company has a Microsoft volume license subscription, but we don't have enough MS servers to qualify for software assurance tech support cases.  When I spoke to volume license support, I was again told to open a support ticket.

    We also have a subscription to MSDN, but our development manager told me that IE wouldn't be included in the subscription, but it seems to me that it should be.

    I'm hoping that someone here can help direct me to a source where I can download IE9 for Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OS, and Windows Server 2008R2.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mark


    • Edited by mhlevy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:58 PM
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:50 PM

Answers

All replies

  • Mark -- sounds like a financial product I used to work on a design team for (We can exchange notes later on the company).

    The problem you are going to run into is IE 9 and IE 11 co-existence. You cannot have both versions of IE installed in your environment (I'm sure you already know this). Another company I used to work for worked around this by doing something that is completely NOT supported or Recommended by Microsoft -- use their Citrix environment to stream IE9 to the environment.

    Do you by chance have a Citrix or Application virtualization environment? Do you have any servers, or can you build a barebones 2008 server with IE9? (then be sure to disable automatic updates and SCCM updates)


    Entrepreneur, Strategic Technical Advisor, and Sr. Consulting Engineer - Strategic Services and Solutions Check out my book - Powershell 3.0 - WMI: http://amzn.to/1BnjOmo | Mastering PowerShell Coming in April 2015!

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:07 PM
  • Thank you very much for your reply.

    The systems the software is running on all have IE 8 on them, and have never upgraded to IE 11.  FWIW, I've been told that IE compatability mode won't work for the software either, it has to be IE 9.  

    The preferred browser on those servers & workstatons is Firefox.

    One other thing, we're not in a Citrix environment.  The server is a "real" HP box, as opposed to VM.

    Thanks again!

    Mark


    • Edited by mhlevy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:12 PM
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:11 PM
  • I'm hoping that someone here can help direct me to a source where I can download IE9 for Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OS, and Windows Server 2008R2.


    And only because you seem like a good guy in a bind :) .....  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-9-details.aspx

    For Vista and server 2008

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=16792

    For 2008 64 and vista 64

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=11822


    Entrepreneur, Strategic Technical Advisor, and Sr. Consulting Engineer - Strategic Services and Solutions Check out my book - Powershell 3.0 - WMI: http://amzn.to/1BnjOmo | Mastering PowerShell Coming in April 2015!



    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:13 PM
  • Thanks very much, but "been there, done that."

    That version of IE9 is strictly for Vista & Windows Server 2008, not Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008R2.

    It won't install on either Win7 or Win2k8R2.

    Thanks!

    Mark

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:16 PM
  • It won't install on either Win7 or Win2k8R2.

    Thanks!

    Mark

    How about:

    Windows 7 64 bit

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/1/6/C167B427-722E-4665-9A40-A37BC5222B0A/IE9-Windows7-x64-enu.exe

    Windows 7 32 bit

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/3/B/C3BF2EF4-E764-430C-BDCE-479F2142FC81/IE9-Windows7-x86-enu.exe

    .... Finding server 2008...


    Entrepreneur, Strategic Technical Advisor, and Sr. Consulting Engineer - Strategic Services and Solutions Check out my book - Powershell 3.0 - WMI: http://amzn.to/1BnjOmo | Mastering PowerShell Coming in April 2015!

    • Marked as answer by mhlevy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:28 PM
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:08 PM
  • Wow, Thank you!  If you don't mind me asking, how in the world were you able to find that?  I had been through the Microsoft Wikis, technet, and even spoken to 2 MS "support" reps who just took me to the same sites I had already tried!

    Thank you so very much!


    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:11 PM
  • Wow, Thank you!  If you don't mind me asking, how in the world were you able to find that?  I had been through the Microsoft Wikis, technet, and even spoken to 2 MS "support" reps who just took me to the same sites I had already tried!

    Thank you so very much!


    Guess what... it gets better...... They will work for server 2008 R2 per this article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699422.aspx

    I searched google for:

    internet explorer 9 offline installer full

    And found it on this article:

    http://techdows.com/2011/03/download-ie9-final-offlinestandalone-installer.html

    I always like a challenge... Don't forget to mark my answer as the answer :)

    (alternatively -- you could search for the EXE name on google after that TechNet article. --> "Selecting the right version of Internet Explorer 9 " section. )


    Entrepreneur, Strategic Technical Advisor, and Sr. Consulting Engineer - Strategic Services and Solutions Check out my book - Powershell 3.0 - WMI: http://amzn.to/1BnjOmo | Mastering PowerShell Coming in April 2015!



    • Edited by Brent Blawat Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by mhlevy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:24 PM
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:18 PM
  • It really pays to know what to include in the Google search!

    Thanks again for all your help!

    Mark

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:25 PM
  • It really pays to know what to include in the Google search!

    Thanks again for all your help!

    Mark

    No problem. To help others.. I created a WIKI article too:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/30149.internet-explorer-9-windows-vista-windows-7-server-2008-2008-r2-download-links.aspx


    Entrepreneur, Strategic Technical Advisor, and Sr. Consulting Engineer - Strategic Services and Solutions Check out my book - Powershell 3.0 - WMI: http://amzn.to/1BnjOmo | Mastering PowerShell Coming in April 2015!

    • Marked as answer by mhlevy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:08 PM
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:49 PM
  • Thanks again for all your work on this!

    Mark

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:08 PM