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Download the latest VMWare Fusion images from Modern.IE for Internet Explorer Testing. This bash script is primitive and simple. Anybody who would like to expand on this is more than welcome to.
#!/bin/bash
# Download all VMWare Fusion machines from Modern.IE Website to test your Website/Web Application in Microsoft Internet Explorer on Mac OSX. All VM's and other VM's for Windows and Linux and other Virtual Manager's such as VirtualBox can be found at http://modern.ie/
# Don't have cURL or want to learn more, visit http://curl.haxx.se/.. are you really a Developer? First part of that sentence comes from the MS site.
read -p "--> Downloading Internet Explorer 6-10 on Windows XP/7/8 Appliances for VMWare Fusion. Large downloads ahead. (Press Enter to continue)."
echo "--> Download Internet Explorer 6 on Microsoft Windows XP Appliance for VMWare Fusion."
curl --progress-bar -O "http://virtualization.modern.ie/vhd/IEKitV1_Final/VMWare_Fusion/IE6_XP/IE6.XP.For.MacVMware.sfx"
echo "--> Download Internet Explorer 8 on Microsoft Windows XP Appliance for VMWare Fusion."
curl --progress-bar -O "http://virtualization.modern.ie/vhd/IEKitV1_Final/VMWare_Fusion/IE8_XP/IE8.XP.For.MacVMware.sfx"
echo "--> Download Internet Explorer 7 on Microsoft Windows Vista Appliance for VMWare Fusion."
curl --progress-bar -O "http://virtualization.modern.ie/vhd/IEKitV1_Final/VMWare_Fusion/IE7_Vista/IE7.Vista.For.MacVMware.part0{1.sfx,2.rar,3.rar,4.rar}"
echo "--> Download Internet Explorer 8 on Microsoft Windows 7 Appliance for VMWare Fusion."
curl --progress-bar -O "http://virtualization.modern.ie/vhd/IEKitV1_Final/VMWare_Fusion/IE8_Win7/IE8.Win7.For.MacVMware.part0{1.sfx,2.rar,3.rar}"
echo "--> Download Internet Explorer 9 on Microsoft Windows 7 Appliance for VMWare Fusion."
curl --progress-bar -O "http://virtualization.modern.ie/vhd/IEKitV1_Final/VMWare_Fusion/IE9_Win7/IE9.Win7.For.MacVMware.part0{1.sfx,2.rar,3.rar}"
echo "--> Download Internet Explorer 10 on Microsoft Windows 7 Appliance for VMWare Fusion."
curl --progress-bar -O "http://virtualization.modern.ie/vhd/IEKitV1_Final/VMWare_Fusion/IE10_Win7/IE10.Win7.For.MacVMware.part0{1.sfx,2.rar,3.rar,4.rar}"
echo "--> Download Internet Explorer 10 on Microsoft Windows 8 Appliance for VMWare Fusion."
curl --progress-bar -O "http://virtualization.modern.ie/vhd/IEKitV1_Final/VMWare_Fusion/IE8_XP/IE8.XP.For.MacVMware.sfx"
exit
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Emerson commented May 8, 2013

Just a quick note to others who might encounter the same problem. After downloading the files, you'll notice that the first partition of each image is a .sfx file. In order to get things working properly on my system (Mountain Lion) I had to rename the extension to a plain old .rar. I was able to uncompress the .sfx file, but the result (using UnRarX) was corrupt.

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Redabenmeradi commented Jul 2, 2013

OR:
1- Download the .sfx and Rar files to the folder of your choice

2- Open Terminal on mac and go to the folder where you have your .sfx file.

3- Give the .sfx file the right to execute on your computer with this command : chmod +x filename.sfx (only the .sfx file).

4-execute .sfx file with this command: ./filename.sfx

5-you're done

exemple:
chmod +x IE7.Vista.For.MacVMware.part01.sfx
./IE7.Vista.For.MacVMware.part01.sfx

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cjmyles commented Aug 5, 2013

Very handy, thanks

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dviramontes commented Aug 21, 2013

Thanks so much !! :)

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robrecord commented Aug 22, 2013

Excellent :)

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robrecord commented Aug 22, 2013

btw these all came from http://modern.ie/

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elias6 commented Sep 5, 2013

Thank you for this. It is really helpful. However, the URL for IE10 on Windows 8 appears to be wrong. Does anyone know what the correct URL is? I tried various things and I couldn't find it.

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elias6 commented Sep 5, 2013

I found the URLs for the image for IE10 for Windows 8:

curl --progress-bar -O "https://az412801.vo.msecnd.net/vhd/IEKitV1_Final/VMWare_Fusion/IE10_Win8/IE10.Win8.For.MacVMware.part{1.sfx,2.rar,3.rar}"

I got them from http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads. I will send a pull request when I get a chance.

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elias6 commented Sep 12, 2013

I fixed the IE10 URLs in my own fork. It can be seen at https://gist.github.com/mikez302/6540125. I would make a pull request but it seems like there is no way to make a pull request from a Gist.

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