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Virtual Internet Explorer Browser Catalog

Created: 20 Oct 2010 • Updated: 11 Jun 2013
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Symantec Workspace Virtualization provides the capability to run multiple versions of Internet Explorer “side-by-side” on the same desktop system. This article provides a “one-stop-shop” for virtualizing Internet Explorer on Windows.

Getting started with Virtual Internet Explorer is as easy as 1-2-3.  Follow the next three steps to get started:

Step One

Download and install Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV) from here.

Step Two

Download and install the Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition tool from here.

Step Three

Download and run the desired Virtualized IE package from the following catalog of available options:

Virtual  IE

Description

OS

Arch

Lang

Internet Explorer 6

Virtualized IE6 for Windows XP

Windows XP

32

English

Internet Explorer 6

Virtualized IE6 for Windows XP - French

Windows XP

32

French

Internet Explorer 6

Virtualized IE6 for Windows XP - Japanese

Windows XP

32

Japanese

Internet Explorer 6

Virtualized IE6 for Windows 7

Windows 7

32/64

English

Internet Explorer 6

Virtualized IE6 for Windows 7 - Japanese

Windows 7

32/64

Japanese

Internet Explorer 7

Virtualized IE7 for Windows XP

Windows XP

32

English

Internet Explorer 7

Virtualized IE7 for Windows XP - Japanese

Windows XP

32

Japanese

Internet Explorer 7

Virtualized IE7 for Windows 7

Windows 7

32/64 English

Internet Explorer 7 MLS

Virtualized IE7 for Windows 7 Multiple Language Support

Windows 7

32/64

Arabic, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, ithuanian, Latvian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Portuguese Portugal, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Internet Explorer 8

Virtualized IE8 for Windows XP

Windows XP

32

English

Internet Explorer 8

Virtualized IE8 for Windows XP - Japanese

Windows XP

32

Japanese

Internet Explorer 8

Virtualized IE8 for Windows XP – French

Windows XP

32

French

Internet Explorer 8

Virtualized IE8 for Windows XP – Base

Windows XP

32 Environment for Microsoft Office to view/open online attachments from a webpage opened through Virtualized Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 8

Virtualized IE8 for Windows 7

Windows 7

32/64

English

Internet Explorer 8 MLS

Virtualized IE8 for Windows 7 Multiple Language Support

Windows 7

32/64

Arabic, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, ithuanian, Latvian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Portuguese Portugal, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Internet Explorer 9

Virtualized IE9 for Windows 7

Windows 7

32/64

English

Internet Explorer 9 MLS

Virtualized IE8 for Windows 7 Multiple Language Support

Windows 7

32/64

Arabic, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, ithuanian, Latvian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Portuguese Portugal, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Isolation Layers – Used to Isolate Virtual IE from the Base Operating System

Internet Explorer 6 Isolation

Virtual Layer for loading IE6 hidden from the OS

Windows XP

32

English

Internet Explorer 7 Isolation

Virtual Layer for loading IE7 hidden from the OS

Windows XP

32

English

Internet Explorer 8 Isolation

Virtual Layer for loading IE8 hidden from the OS

Windows XP

32

English

Bonus - Browser Selector Object

The Browser Selector Object Tool, which is used to "select" a specific version of the IE browser based on web address can be downloaded from here. This tool provides the capability to configure which browser will be used to view specific web addresses. This ensures, for example, that IE 6 is only used to navigate to web sites that require IE 6 while other sites will be loaded by IE 8. 

Summary

Getting Internet Explorer virtualized on Windows takes three easy steps! The Browser Selector Object tool can be used to load the proper browser based on web address.