Apr 9, 2009

How to: Install Internet Explorer 6 without Internet

Today, I needed to install Adobe Acrobat 9 Lite, which requires IE6, on an offline Windows 2k machine. My catch 22 was that I had a machine without internet access and Microsoft does not let users, nor IT pros, fully download and install IE6. No IE 6 = no Acrobat for me. Luckily, there was a way around this, and by adding a few commands, we can have a fully distributable IE6 install.

  1. Go to your internet enabled machine
  2. Download the IE6 install file to c:\
  3. Type in Run (KEEP THE QUOTES)
  4. "c:\ie6setup.exe" /c:"ie6wzd.exe /d /s:""#E"
  5. Choose your OS
  6. Specify a path to download your files
  7. Copy to USB or CD and install on your target machine

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