I just went through updating all our machines to IE11 from IE10, so hopefully my experience will help you.
Here is how I set it up.
Patch Group is setup with the MSIE-011 Q284113N Software Distro Patch. I named it PROD-IE11-SWD.
Patch Scan Template is setup with only the PROD-IE11-SWD Patch Group selected. Scans for Missing, Installed, and Effectivly Installed under the general tab. I named it PROD-IE11-SWD also.
That's pretty much it. I scanned the PC's in my machine group using the PROD-IE11-SWD Patch Scan Template and it found and updated the PC's without issue.
In what way is nit not working for you?
Hi Louie. I see this post is a little older, but I am doing this right now. I have found that there are 7 non-security patches that are prerequisites to installing IE 11. They need to be applied to the machines first, and then the upgrade will work. They are MSWU-639, MSWU-476, MSWU-653, MSWU-698, MSWU-716, MSWU-769 and MS11-A04. In my environment, I added these to my regular patch group and then created a separate patch group for the upgrade which I ran after the regular one completed.
I was doing an IE11 upgrade the hard way and ran across a problem with KB2834140. It seems that I had patched machines with this patch before, but the IE11 install log kept complaining that c:\windows\system32\d3d11.dll was at 6.1.7601.17514 instead of 6.2.9200.16570. After much confusion, I found a thread telling me that KB2934140 came out with a -v2 of the same patch. If I tried to install the -v2 of the patch over top of the existing one, it claims to have already installed the KB. I was forced to manually remove the old version and then apply the new version, do a reboot, and then install IE11. Quite a pain.
I hear you ask, "A reboot should not be necessary so what gives?" Well, even after installing the -v2 patch, the IE11 installer was still complaining about d3d11.dll's version. It was no longer at 6.1, but it was now somewhere between the old version and the required version. A reboot cleaned up whatever was going on and someone with a bigger clue might be able to do it without the reboot.
I wish I had found this thread earlier. The "deploy software with a patch scan" still doesn't quite click with me, so I had to write a batch script to install IE11, which totally felt wrong. Shavlik, how I wish you would just be a little more clear.