Re: sqlServer & Internet explorer

From: Carlos Eduardo Rojas (
Date: 06/06/02

From: "Carlos Eduardo Rojas" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 17:14:56 -0400

Some of the sql server components, like books online and enterprise manager,
require internet explorer. Actually, IE is a requirement of the sql server
installation. I know this is kind of weird from the security point of view,
but that's the way it is.

Carlos Eduardo Rojas
Author: SQL Server Programming By Example
"Maris" <> wrote in message
> The security people here don't want Internet Explorer
> on out SqlServer servers.
> Can anyone tell me why SqlServer is dependent
> of Internet Explorer?   We tried to remove IE
> from a SQLServer server and SQL wouldn't start
> with a message indicating the  it "couldn't find
> at least version 3.0 of Internet Explorer".
> I tried searching he Microsoft support web pages
> but I couldn't find any information.  I did find
> a short note in a book stating that before sqlServer 7.0
> you must install IE 4.01.