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How to use Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode with Group Policy

The session that myself and Chris Jackson (a.k.a. AppCompatGuy) at TechEd New Zealand 2014 has now been published. So for your viewing pleasure I have embedded the video below: This session covers Internet Explorer 11 with Enterprise Mode and how you can use Group Policy to manage the feature to enable you to migrated to the latest version of IE…

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Internet Explorer ActiveX Blocking Group Policy

Microsoft has just released a patch MS14-051 (https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2976627) for Internet Explore on Windows 7 and Windows 8 that allows IT Admins to block out of date ActiveX controls from running in the browser. This move aligns IE with other browsers that actively block out of date version of plug-ins such as Java but is still very similar to the ActiveX…

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How to setup Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode Logging

In my recent blog post about Internet Explorer 11 I explain how you can enable Enterprise Mode via Group Policy. The option “Let users turn on and use Enterprise Mode from the Tools menu” as the name suggest allows users to enable the option form the Tools menu in Internet Explorer. But as the description of this also mentions: Optionally,…

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Internet Explorer 11 Group Policy Preferences

With the release of Internet Explorer 11 from Microsoft for Windows 7 I have seen a number of question asking where are the Group Policy Preferences are for this new version of the browser? The good news is that the current Internet Explorer 10 Group Policy Preferences officially supported see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2898604 . This works as the default version checking goes…

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Internet Explorer 11 Administrator Templates

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 today and as part of this release they have also made the ADM files available for download. This enables Group Policy administrators to manage IE11 using administrator templates without having to install Windows 8.1. In fact if you load these templates you can still modify the IE 11 Group Policy settings from…

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Out Now: Group Policy Settings spread sheet for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Internet Explorer 11

Update: It’s been pointed out that column D does represent if it is a new policy setting which has revealed many more settings. The complete reference guild to all the new Windows 8 group policy setting has now been published. A quick search through this spread sheet show there are 216 new administrative settings (27 161 Unique) specific to Windows…

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TechEd: (Internet Explorer 11) The Browser You Love To Hate

If you have ever seen Chris Jacksons (a.k.a. App Compat Guy) sessions you will know that he is an amazing speaker with a very distinctive (and geeky) presentation style. So when I had the opportunity to present with him at TechEd New Zealand 2013 I was super excited to be able present some of the great new features in Internet…

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How to use Group Policy to default Internet Explorer to desktop mode in Windows 8

In Windows 8 there are now two different versions of Internet Explorer 10 installed. One is a Metro looking version that does not support Brower add-ons to improved performance and reliability of the touch version of the browser. The other more traditional desktop version of Internet Explorer allows browser add-ons (x86 only) but its controls are not as touch friendly…

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