I was just browsing around our internal sites and found this excellent white paper on Solutions for Virtualising Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), what amazed me was that it was externally available.
If you’ve got some applications that rely on IE6 (like the British government) and you need to go Windows 7 (EVERYONE NEEDS to go Windows 7! ) and IE6 compatibility is slowing you down or bloating your deployment project costs, or if it’s a show stopper, then this papers got great advice. It covers solutions like:
- MED-V which is part of MDOP
- XP mode (which no longer needs a processor capable of virtualisation)
- Terminal Servcies
And it weighs up the pros and cons of each, the licensing considerations, system requirements and just about anything you can think of. I’m currently building a list of essential reading and learning for desktop deployment and this just made the list.
If you can think of any other creative ways of doing it, let me know.