How to find out Microsoft EDGE Version and ProgID?

There are different options on how you can find this information. Finding the MS Edge version using the UI To check which version of Microsoft Edge you are using follow the below steps: Open Microsoft Edge. Select More actions in the upper-right corner, and then select Settings. Look for your version under About this app. Please…

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Where is the IE11 homepage registry key location?

Alright, We understand that some times the Enterprise administrator needs to configure the Internet Explorer 11 homepage using management and configuration tools(SCCM) for newly built client machines.  Here is the registry key location that is modify when the IE11 is used to mange the Homepage. Here is what is looks like when only one Homepage…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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