The Internet Explorer team described how to slipstream IE 8 Beta 1 into a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 image using the process described at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/06/20/slipstreaming-ie8.aspx. Here’s the same basic process with MDT 2008:
- Download the needed version(s) of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1.
- Extract the updates from the downloaded self-extracting installer files (into separate folders if you downloaded both platforms in step #1).
x86: IE8-WindowsVista-x86-enu.exe /x:c:\temp\ie8x86
- Import the IE 8 updates into Deployment Workbench (right click on the “OS Updates” node and choose “New”) by pointing it to the subdirectories you created above.
- Deploy an OS 🙂
x64: IE8-WindowsVista-x64-enu.exe /x:c:\temp\ie8x64
Here’s what the updates look like in Workbench: