Unable to play HTML5 Videos in IE

In order to play HTML5 videos in the Internet Zone, you need to use the default settings or make sure the following registry key value 2701 under Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 is set to 0. The default value is 0 = Allow If set to 3 = Disallow This key is read by the URL Action Flag that…

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How to use GPP Registry to uncheck automatically detect settings?

By default, Internet Explorer will have the automatically detect settings enabled and for some managed network, this may need to be uncheck. As you know, the IE Maintenance GPO famously used to configure this and other IE Settings was first deprecated in IE10 in favor of Administrative Templates and Group Policy Preferences and it is…

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Where can I find the GPO Only use the ActiveX Installer Service for installation of ActiveX controls in IE9 and above?

If you are looking for the GPO Only use the ActiveX Installer Service for installation of ActiveX controls in a Windows 7 running IE9 or above  you may not find it. The reason is that the GPO was renamed to Specify use of ActiveX Installer Service for installation of ActiveX controls  was introduced in IE9 and…

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IE November Cumulative update and EMET 5.0 compatibility heads-up

If you are using Internet Explorer 11, either on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and have deployed EMET 5.0, it is particularly important to install EMET 5.1 as compatibility issues were discovered with the November Internet Explorer security update and the EAF+ mitigation. Resources: EMET 5.1 is available http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2014/11/10/emet-5-1-is-available.aspx   Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.0:…

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Bing Search in new tab page after October Cumulative update MS14-056 kb2987107 – Search in the address bar and the search box on the new tab page

After installing the latest October IE Cumulative Update from  MS14-056 kb article 2987107 you may find a new feature for tab browsing adding the “Search in the address bar and the search box on the new tab page”. This is a really good option to have and makes the tabs much more useful!. This is currently…

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How do I test the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature?

On the previous blog “How to manage the new “blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls”  feature in IE?” we showed you the location and settings for the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature and on this one, we are outlining the step by step instructions covered in article KB2991000 | Update to block out-of-date ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer under the…

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How to manage the new "blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls" feature in IE?

In this quick blog post, we are sharing the administrative group policy settings and registry location included in the August 2014 IE cumulative update, that will help you better prepare and manage the new “blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls” feature. For more information on the new changes, please read the original post by the IE Product…

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"Your Browser has been upgraded" Tab being displayed after installing MS14-035

Hello, This blog post is about the notification, which users receive one time after the installation of the last cumulative IE-Update in June MS14-035. For IE10 on Windows 7, the following webpage is displayed: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/ie-10-welcome-upgrade1   For IE9 on Windows 7 or on Windows Vista, the following webpage is displayed as a 2nd tab: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/welcome-upgrade3…

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IE11 Enterprise Mode Template missing from GPMC

Want to share a scenario I worked on recently that may help others understand what could cause Enterprise Mode not show in GPMC. Condition: You want to manage IE11 Enterprise Mode GPO from a Central location using your Central Store Group Policies configuration You have already installed IE11 on the machine you are using to manage these…

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HOW TO CONFIGURE A PROXY SERVER URL AND PORT USING GPP REGISTRY ?

Here are the steps on adding a ProxyServer url and Port using Group Policy Preference Registry settings. Requirements: GPMC.MSC Editor From User configuration / Preferences / Windows Settings / Registry Right click on the Registry item and select Registry Item        From the New Registry Properties, set the Action to create if the value we…

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