- IEAK 5.0
- IEAK 5.01
- IEAK 5.5
If you need to build an IEAK 5.0, 5.01 or 5.5 internal distribution for your organisation, or you are just playing with the older IEAK versions, then you will encounter a significant problem if you happen to be using Windows XP, or have upgraded your web browser to Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0.
IEAK configurations are designed to operate exclusively under the Internet Explorer release they are generating redistributable’s for, and will bluntly refuse to work if you attempt to fob it off with a greater IE version.
Pretty simple really. Like most of Microsoft’s application dependencies, it’s nothing more than observable madness, built in for some strange reason (presumably to force Internet Explorer 3/4 users to migrate to 5.x. Quite why it wasn’t deemed sensible to program IEAK…
if MSIE version <=4.01 SP2 then
… is beyond me. Anyway. The fix is so extremely simple, you will wonder why you were reaching for a Windows install CD.
- Open up Regedit and navigate to:
- Find the string value called Version and edit the Major and Minor version to match the version of IEAK that you are attempting to install. For Example:
Change 6.0.2900.2180 into
5.5.2900.2180 for IEAK 5.5 or
5.0.2900.2180 for IEAK5.0x.
I don’t recommend that you fiddle with the build number, as you’ll probably forget it when you go to switch it back again. As soon as you have run IEAK for the first time, you can safely switch it back to whatever you had before.
It wont bother you again after that.