How to synchronise Internet Explorer Favourites with Edge

In the latest release of Windows 10 insider preview (Build 15002) there is a new policy setting added that allows you to sync the IE Favourites with Edge. This policy setting allow you as an IT administrator to not have to setup the browser favourites in multiple locations thus reducing duplication of effort. Previously you …

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Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode via Group Policy

With the release of Windows 8.1 Update Microsoft has introduced a new feature Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode. This allows admins to assign via Group Policy a way to force web site to render using specific browser modes. Internet Explorer has has a long heritage and each new version of the browser shipped has had the …

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How to use Group Policy to configure “Always switch to new tabs when they are created” in Internet Explorer

There is a setting in Internet Explorer that is called “Always switch to new tabs when they are created” which as the name suggests controls how tabs in the browser are created. This setting can of course be controlled via Group Policy so that tabs will either appear in the background or foreground in the …

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How to disable Java in IE using Group Policy

You may already be aware there is a pretty serious vulnerability with Java that has just been patched (see Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422 Released ) on pretty much all versions of the program. For some people however this may get them questioning if they need Java installed at all on their computers. Personally I have uninstalled …

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How to configuring IE Site Zone mapping using group policy without locking out the user

If you saw my tweet or Darren Mar-Elia blog post you may be glad to know that the legacy Internet Explorer Maintenance section of group policy has now been removed in Windows 8. Unfortunately this means that you can now longer natively configured the IE Site to Zone mapping using native group policy setting without …

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