How To: Install\Upgrade Internet Explorer with Protect 9.0 and 9.1

Version 13



    The purpose of this document outlines the process of using Protect to install Internet Explorer.  You can also view Protect 9.0/9.1: Software Distribution Best Practices And Informational Guide or more information about using the Software Distribution feature.




    To install IE with Protect you will need to use the Software Distribution to do this.


    First you will need to create a scan template to detect the version of IE you will want to install.


    The first step for this is to create a patch group that contains the installer patch for IE. To do this go to view patches then in the search you will input MSIE-010 (This is for IE10, IE11 would be MSIE-011). Then you will see the QNumber QIE1061N right click on this and create new patch group.



    Now you will name and save your patch group.

    Next Step is to create the scan template.


    Go to New\Patch Scan Template

    Under the filtering tab you will need to select the “Scan Selected” under Patch Filter Settings and select your patch group.


    Now on the General tab of the scan template you will want to check the box “include effectively installed patches  and leave “Both missing and installed
    patches” selected


    Now on the Software Distribution tab you will need to check the box “Software Distribution” so the scan template will show results for Software Distribution patches

    You do not need to check mark "Software Distribution" in Protect 9.2 or higher. Any Software Distribution patch item included in a Patch Group will be scanned for.


    Now you can scan the machine you want to install IE on and it should either show you the IE version is either missing so you can deploy it or it is effectively installed




    Additional Information

    Prerequisite updates for Internet Explorer 11

    Prerequisite updates for Internet Explorer 11


    If you have followed the above steps and you still are unable to install Internet Explorer 11, make sure that your target machine's operating system meets the requirements outlined here .


    Affected Product(s)


    Shavlik Protect 9.0 and 9.1