The Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 9 will simplify the creation, deployment and management of customized IE 9 packages. IEAK 9 can be used to configure the out-of-box Internet Explorer 9 experience or to manage user settings after Internet Explorer 9 deployment.
Distribution options. You can specify how you want to distribute Internet Explorer - either using a product CD or the local area network (LAN). You can also create a configuration-only package to update Internet Explorer settings without installing code on your customers' or users' computers.
Custom components. You can include in-house applications and other programs in the custom package to distribute to your users and computers.
Setup experience. Depending on your license type, you can set the level of user interaction during the installation and specify settings for the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, the default browser, and Internet Explorer updates.
Search experience. You can customize the list of search providers for your users.
Browser experience. You can customize where your users are directed for support; the display of home pages and a welcome page; the list populating Favorites, Links, and Web Feeds; and toolbar buttons.
Administrator-approved ActiveX controls. You can specify the controls to run while locking out all others, which reduces overhead and troubleshooting issues. The approved set of Microsoft ActiveX controls can be enabled and administered dynamically by using the options in Additional Settings in IEAK Profile Manager.
Automatic Configuration. You can automatically refresh your users' Internet Explorer settings at regular intervals, or every time the browser is started.