How to configure Internet Explorer 11 homepage using Group Policy?

In this blog, we will go over the options we have to configure a Homepage URL using GPO for IE10 and IE11. Requirements: Be familiar with GPMC.MSC console and Group Policy Preferences. OPTION I Administrative Template The widely used option also helps prevent the user from editing this Internet Explorer Setting by graying out the…

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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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Can I upgrade a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 NOT R2 to Internet Explorer 11?

We are seeing an increase interest in updating to Internet Explorer 11 due to the upcoming changes in support outlined in the blog below: Stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/08/07/stay-up-to-date-with-internet-explorer.aspx “After January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security…

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Creating an all-inclusive deployment package for Internet Explorer 11

Today we release a new article on How to create an all-inclusive deployment package for Internet Explore 11, including the all the prerequisite updates, language packs, and spelling dictionaries plus the latest cumulative security updates in a single restart. This is a great help for business that are looking for guidance on implementing such solution and move…

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Unable to upgrade to IE 11 because of error 9C59

In this blog, I will share one scenario where we the IE11 installation failed with Error 9c59 error. SCENARIO: Windows 7 x64 with Internet Explore 9 + MS15-065 KB3065822 is installed. During the installation process of Internet Explorer 11, you may receive the 9C59 error. Error details: Code 9C59 Error can be found in IE…

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How to manage the IEHarden Setting for users using Group Policy Preferences(GPP)?

In this blog, I am sharing the steps taken to help change the IEHarden setting that may affect users working out of a Terminal Server configuration. By default, IE Enhanced Security is enabled in Windows and this setting could impact some web applications. In this case scenario, it affected a script from executing for Standard…

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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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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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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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