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  • Can I virtualize internet explorer 7.0 on a PC with IE 6.0 installed?  This would be nice since there some apps in my enrivonment that required IE 7.0, but most other apps still requires IE 6.0.  Thanks.
    Monday, June 8, 2009 4:52 PM

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  • Hello,

    Its not supported to virtualize the browser due to its integration with the underlying operating system.

    Symantec has a write-up on howto try it with their virtualization software, and this write-up might be applicable for app-v (even though the svs technology is pretty far of the app-v way of doing things).

    I believe VMWare has a similiar writeup for their thinapp.

    /Znack
    • Marked as answer by Darklord12 Monday, June 8, 2009 8:15 PM
    Monday, June 8, 2009 5:46 PM

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  • Hello,

    Its not supported to virtualize the browser due to its integration with the underlying operating system.

    Symantec has a write-up on howto try it with their virtualization software, and this write-up might be applicable for app-v (even though the svs technology is pretty far of the app-v way of doing things).

    I believe VMWare has a similiar writeup for their thinapp.

    /Znack
    • Marked as answer by Darklord12 Monday, June 8, 2009 8:15 PM
    Monday, June 8, 2009 5:46 PM
  • In simple words, No Internet Explorer can not be virtualizaed.
    GNU developer by choice ....
    Monday, June 8, 2009 6:54 PM
  • I haven't tried it yet, but there is a company out there who has virtualized almost every flavor of Browser out there. From IE6 to IE8, google chrome and firefox.

    My thought is to sequence the client that it uses and then I think it has a parameter for which flavor of browser you want to use.

    If no one tries it, I'll get to it eventually.

    http://www.xenocode.com/Browsers/

    JJ
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:54 PM
  • CSS has a solution for running IE7 and IE8 on XP as well as running IE6 on Windows 7 all using Microsoft App-V Technology and NOT Med-V. However this solution is not supported by Microsoft and only is supported by CSS

    You can contact them at 877-715-5448

    http://www.css-security.com/contactus.html

    Friday, July 30, 2010 6:16 PM
  • CSS has a solution for running IE7 and IE8 on XP as well as running IE6 on Windows 7 all using Microsoft App-V Technology and NOT Med-V. However this solution is not supported by Microsoft and only is supported by CSS

    You can contact them at 877-715-5448

    http://www.css-security.com/contactus.html


    A french guy do it too ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdKVFi5mDOw

    Saturday, March 5, 2011 2:57 PM