How to implement Internet Explorer 10 Group Policy with Windows 7

IE9answerInternet Explorer 10 has been out for a while now if you are using Windows 8 however Microsoft has only just released IE 10 for Windows 7. So If you are not contemplating upgrading to Windows 8 but do want the goodness of the improved HTML 5 support of IE 10 then it might be a good time to check out the TechNet article with all the new Group Policy settings at


As always it is best to edit your Group Policy objects using the most recent version of the operating system (Windows 8 / 2012). However if you are not able to install Windows 8 or Server 2012 in your environment to edit your GPO’s all is not lost…

The ADMX files are updates on any computer that you have Internet Explorer 10 installed meaning that you can still edit the Internet Explorer 10 Administrative template setting from a Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 computer if you also have the Group Policy Management Console Installed.


However the Internet Explorer Group Policy preference are not as easily updated and you will still need to using a Windows 8/2012 computer to edit the IE 10 Preferences settings.

Update: I can confirm that the XML registry hack I previously posted at does still work with the IE 8 GPP setting if you set the MAX version to 11. However do this AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Author: Alan Burchill

Microsoft MVP (Group Policy)

7 thoughts on “How to implement Internet Explorer 10 Group Policy with Windows 7

  1. We tried the way with GPO-Settings for IE 10 yesterday and today for more than 4 hours and more than 10 trys on a Remote Desktop Server (Windows Server 2012 – actually pateched). Everything with the GPO was fine, but the server didn’t accept the settings all the time. We than found the solution on another site and it worked – espacially i couldn’t stand, that the order to make this settings with gpo-editor would make any sense, but it will!

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    Found a methode to do it with the GPO. It’s all about in which order you fill the proxy options.

    This is the order:
    • Check “Use a proxy setting for…”.
    • Press F5.
    • Check “Bypass proxy for local..”
    • Click the “Advanced..” Button
    • Fill in your exceptions.
    • Check the “Use the same proxy for all protocols” button.
    • Click “OK”.
    • Fill in the IP and Port of your proxy server.
    • Click “OK”

    In this order eveything is filled in. Only problem is that you never can go back to the Advanced.. screen. If you do so the proxy’s IP en Port will be cleared again.

    So the only way to add something to your exceptions is to make a ne w rule for IE10 in same order as written above.

    Hope this will help you!
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    With my second try to come to this site, i wouldn’t get access this time; no idea why. I wanna thank the original author this way very much for the solution!

  2. You haven’t really shown how to do this. Same annoying vagueness as the Microsoft site. This will eventually force people to abandon IE in the enterprise

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