For users who are interested in HTML5/CSS3/SVG supported browser IE9, please refer to http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/.
If you are blocked to install IE9 preview 4 on server 2008 or R2 (see error msg below), you can use Orca to modify the msi package.
You may find Orca.msi on your hard disk “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bin\”.
Or download it, refer to KB255905.
Once Orca is installed, follow the steps to modify the MSI to allow installation on server SKU:
- Use Orca to open iepreview.msi, Ctrl-F to search string “iepreview_no_server”, you will find it in table “CustomAction” and “InstallExecuteSequence”.
- Right click on the action and choose “Drop Row” to delete the row in “InstallExecuteSequence”.
- Save the MSI.
- Double click to install.
If you would like to know how to find the action “iepreview_no_server” to be deleted, you can try install the original MSI in command line:
msiexec /i iepreview.msi /l*vx ie9p4.log
and analyze the log by yourself. Notice where error occurs.