I used JavaScript to get IE to open at a specific URL with a window at a fixed location and size.

You can use a Visual Basic Script. Copy/ Paste the following to a ie.vbs file:

set ie = createobject("internetexplorer.application")                              ie.top = 5                              ie.left = 80                              ie.width = 1194                              ie.height = 955                              ie.navigate "www.jsiinc.com"                              ie.visible = true
To run it, set a Minimized shortcut to:

cscript <path>\ie.vbs