If you are an Internet service provider (ISP), you can use the Windows® Internet Explorer® Customization Wizard 8 to specify how your customers will sign up with your service and connect to the Internet.


The Internet sign-up option is not available for the Windows Vista® operating system.

You can choose one of the following options for Internet sign-up:

We recommend that, if possible, you use one of the server-based sign-up methods. Settings are easier to change on the server than on the client computer. Of the two server-based options, we recommend the Internet Connection Wizard method because it uses a standard wizard interface that can be customized to fit your needs.

This section of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8 (IEAK 8) documentation contains information about the following:

Sample code in the IEAK Toolkit

Customizable solutions for Internet sign-up are located in the IEAK Toolkit in the subfolders at <systemdrive>:\Program Files\Windows IEAK 8\toolkit\isp. The code is provided in Active Server Page format (.asp files) as well as in Perl format (.pl files), which enables you to build an Internet Connection Wizard sign-up process for Web servers on different operating systems. If you use the sample code, simply integrate the sign-up server with your registration and billing systems. If you are participating in the Windows Referral Server Program, the sign-up server code is similar for both IEAK sign-up and Referral Server registrations.


Because the IEAK solution includes multiple Internet sign-up (.isp) files for different customer needs, you must also include the Dynamic HTML Data Binding component in your custom package.

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