Windows 7 Customise Internet Explorer 8

To automatically customise Internet Explorer 8 you will need to add the following component to the Autounattend.xml or the sysprep unattend.xml file.

It will:

  • Disable the ‘First Run Wizard’
  • Set the Home Page to www.google.com.au
  • Set the default search provider to www.google.com.au

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard>
<Home_Page>http://www.google.com.au</Home_Page>
<SearchScopes>
<Scope wcm:action="add">
<ScopeDefault>true</ScopeDefault>
<ScopeDisplayName>Google Search</ScopeDisplayName>
<ScopeKey>SearchProvider1</ScopeKey>
<ScopeUrl>http://www.google.com.au/search?q={searchTerms}</ScopeUrl>
</Scope>
</SearchScopes>
</component>

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