Internet Explorer compatibility via GPO

Posted: March 17, 2014 in Info, Windows Client, Windows Server
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Hi Folks,

today you’re often faced with IE compatibility issues – and of course with the technical solution of these problems.

Via GPO you’ve an easy way to roll-out compatiblity-view Settings in your Domain. You can set these values for machine and user context. Take a look at the users and computers settings.

Browse to:
User Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Compatibility View

Policy: “Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 sites / Richtlinienliste von Internet Explorer 7 Sites verwenden”

policyie
When using the policy take care of following points:

  • For IE8 there must be specified domain name and not server or subdomain name, ie “dargel.at” instead of “blog.dargel.at”
  • For IE9 there must be specified domain name or subdomain name, ie “dargel.at” or “blog.dargel.at”
  • There must be no final slash “/” , ie “dargel.at” instead of “dargel.at/”
  • These settings are used, but are not visible in the user GUI

    FYI: The list ends up in the following registry key configured:
    HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Browser Emulation\Policy List
    and contains for each configured domain a REG_SZ value.

Cheers,

Chris

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