Event ID 1085 from “Internet Explorer Zonemapping” Part 2 - ZoneMap Troubleshoot tool

In the blog-post “Description of Event ID 1085 from “Internet Explorer Zonemapping” we already explained that an invalid entry within the Site To Zone Assignment List policy will cause the Event 1085, but it is still not easy to determine which exact entries are invalid and by that are not converted into the intended Zone-Mapping. When…


What is DefaultConnectionSettings key?

That is a good question and in this blog, we hope to shed some light and help understand what the DefaultConnectionSettings  key is and what it maps to when looking at the IE Connection / Lan Settings User Interface(UI). SIMPLIFIED ANSWER: DefaultConnectionSettings is a registry value that contains the currently configured connection settings for the…


Why are my Favorites missing after updating to Windows 10?

This is a quick post to help you identify what could be causing your Favorite links not to show in your favorites when updating to Windows 10  version. Here are two possible scenarios to look at. : SCENARIO I: When you build a Windows image from unattended setup, please consider the following: The unattend.xml file…


Microsoft Edge may fail to launch desktop applications

I am Hari from the Internet Explorer Core team. In this blog, we will discuss a scenario involving Microsoft EDGE and Skype for Business. SCENARIO: Skype for business does not launch when you click on the “Join the meeting” option from outlook. PROCESS: Here are the steps the user normally takes to launch Skype client….


Managing Favorites for Edge and Internet Explorer in Windows 10 Preview

  With the next release of Windows 10, which is already available through the Insider Preview Program on Build 14986 , we received a new way policy “Keep favorites in sync between Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge” to configure the favorites in IE and Edge. The new GPO is located under: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Microsoft Edge…


How can I removed IE11 from Windows 10?

In this quick post, we will share different methods you can use to remove Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10 in favor of just having MS EDGE as the only browser. NOTE: We recommend that if you are going to use any of the methods shared in this blog, you stick to one and not…


How to configure multiple Home Pages using GPO?

In this blog post, we are covering a few methods you could used to manage secondary home pages on your environment using Group policy objects. Requirement: To a local or domain administrator and be familiar with GPMC.MSC console and Group Policy Preferences. Method I: The Disable changing secondary home page settings Administrative Template. This policy…



In this blog, we share how you can use Group Policy Preferences / Registry to change your Default Search provider used in Internet Explorer 11. What we will cover in this document: SearchScope Registry and Default SearchScope location Using GPP Registry Wizard User Preferences Registry location Renaming the GPO Warning REQUIREMENTS: To be familiar with…


How can I globally disable the Search Suggested Sites (Stop sending keystrokes to Bing) from IE address bar?

By default, Internet Explorer will provide users with the ability to Turn on or off suggestions while typing in the address bar. In this quick blog, I will show how you can implement a Group Policy to manage this particular feature from IE11. Requirements: Be familiar with GPMC.MSC / GPEDIT.MSC console. You also need to…


How do I know if my SiteList xml configuration is being read by IE?

In this blog, we will cover the following scenario: You have deployed the Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode(EMIE) SiteList GPO and you need to confirm the browser is loading in the corresponding document mode configuration. Use of F12 Developer tool to help you identify which document mode is the site loading. Use of fiddler trace to help…