How to implement the End of Life Feature Control Key outlined in KB3123303 using Group Policy?

Here are some quick steps you can take to implement the Feature Control Key mentioned in the recently release article 3123303 “The new “End of Life” upgrade notification for Internet Explorer” which is designed to alert users of the End of life for legacy Internet Explorer versions (IE10 and below). In this example, we are…

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HOW TO CONFIGURE TabShutdownDelay USING GROUP POLICY PREFERENCES (GPP) REGISTRY?

In this example, we are using Computer Configuration GPO to target the Internet Explorer TabShutdownDelay registry setting. However, you can perform the same steps at the User Configuration setting from the GPMC console!  OBJECTIVE: To change the TabShutdownDelay registry key for the computer Group Policy Preferences Registry configuration. REQUIREMENTS: Be familiar with GPMC.MSC console and Group Policy…

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How can I configure Proxy AutoConfigURL Setting using Group Policy Preference (GPP) ?

In this blog, we will provide the steps you need to take to configure Internet Explorer 10 or 11 Automatic Configuration / Use automatic configuration script settings using Group Policy Preference (GPP). As you know, the IE Maintenance GPO famously used to configure this and other IE Settings was first deprecated in IE10 in favor…

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How to hide TABS in IE11 and load in KIOSK Mode with or without Address Bar?

In this quick post, we will cover the options we have to manage the IE TABs on a controlled environment. I would like to first clarify that there is not a single GPO to just hide TABS in IE11. There is however a way you can enforce IE in Full View Mode which by default will…

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How do I test the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature?

On the previous blog “How to manage the new “blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls”  feature in IE?”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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"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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Optimizing Performance with automatic Proxyconfiguration scripts (PAC)

Hi Team, when creating an automatic proxy-configuration script (PAC-filer or also known as wpad.dat), questions arrive on how these could be optimized in order to speed up their performance The functions which can be used in order to evaluate an address (URL and hostname) are explained in the following article:JavaScript or JScript Auto-Proxy Example Files…

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User Proxy settings showing up in Local System Account – Correct way to apply Proxy settings

If you are wondering how your local system account is getting proxy settings even though you have applied proxy settings only for users, this post will help you.  Here you will see the proxy settings set in Local system account: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections The applications which run in system context might stop working if the Local…

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