Windows Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems starting in 1995.

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Is there a reason to upgrade Internet Explorer on Windows Server?

I never use Internet Explorer on my Windows Servers. Is there any reason I should upgrade Internet Explorer (version 6 or 7 to 7 or 8)?
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Can I deny “Internet Explorer” via GPO and use Google Chrome as a default and the only Browser?

Can I deny "Internet Explorer" via GPO and use Google Chrome as a default and the only Browser? I wonder as Internet Explorer is a part of an Windows operating system, if it's possible to deny it. ...
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How can I restrict the java plugin to run only on certain sites in Internet Explorer?

I want to secure our centrally managed computers better and it is very difficult to automatically deploy the java runtime, but how to do that is another question. I find the security of Java ...
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Disabling IE add-ons and toolbars with Group Policy?

I'd love to have the peace of mind of knowing that none of my desktops have toolbars, "browser helpers" or any other crap like that running. Has anybody done this successfully with Group Policy? I ...
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Internet Explorer cannot display page from apache with single SSL virtual host

I have a question that has come up somehow in different questions but I still can't find the solution, yet. My problem is that I'm hosting a site on apache 2.4 on debian with SSL and Internet ...
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Using IE to invoke PHP/CURL for long running data API causes Apache2 server to freeze and require restart

I'm running a PHP program that works fine as long as it's not invoked by a Microsoft IE browser, after which it spawns the below processes, locks up Apache2 and requires a restart of the web server ...
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Prevent IE10 from creating WebCache through Group Policy

IE10 implemented the WebCache which appears to be the new way of doing Temporary Internet Files. The location of this is C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache In my situation we have a ...
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Stopping Microsoft Office 2010 from integrating with Subversion server as if it's Sharepoint

We have an Apache Subversion server that we store (amongst other things) all of our documentation on. We have a lot of Word, Excel, PDF etc. documents in svn, and all of our users use TortoiseSVN as ...
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Is there a way to turn off client browser caching for specific websites?

This is a browser agnostic question but we're testing with IE9. One of the web apps our users visit is being randomly cached and changes aren't showing up when they should. No other site has this ...
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Enable downloads and disable IE ESC on Windows Server 2008 (and R2)?

How can I enable downloads for Windows Server 2008? By default when I try to download something with internet explorer the download is blocked.
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Internet Explorer isn't auto-discovering http://wpad/wpad.dat auto-config

I am being driven to frustration by this problem. I have set up a file called wpad.dat (essentially, a proxy.pac file renamed) and put it on an internal web site. I've set up DNS entries so host name ...
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How do I set default internet zone level with Group policy?

I have been trying for a while to get this done with no success. It looks like my group policy settings are being applied when I run the group policy results wizard. Here is what I am doing to set ...
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Internet Explorer 9 & 10 Group Policy Preferences missing

I have a single Domain Controller network (Windows Server 2008 R2, running on the 2003 Forest/domain level), with the clients currently migrating from WinXP Pro to Win7 Pro. I Need to control the ...
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How to browse safely from a public internet computer?

I was reading this question when I thought: Some emergencies requires that you log on in e-mail or another sensitive sites in public internet computers. Remember that points: You cannot install ...
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Why is site serving different SSL certs to different browsers?

The SSL certificate on menswearireland.com and on www.menswearireland.com works fine on Safari, Chrome, SeaMonkey, K-Meleon, QtWeb, Firefox, and Opera. However, Internet Explorer claims that there is ...
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IE8 vs Firefox 4 with regards to central management and updating

For an organization still using XP, and that plans to continue using XP for at least another year, do you think it would be better to switch to Firefox 4 or continue to use IE8? Is Firefox ...
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How to set the Internet Explorer Home Page via GPO?

I need to set the default home page for the entire domain via GPO. Where is the IE Home Page Policy located?
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Why does IE think that my certificate is invalid?

I have my chained certificate from Dreamhost set up and working for all browsers. I have 2 sites with 2 certs from dreamhost, example.com and sub.example.com. All browsers are fine with the certs on ...
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Opening RDP Files with browser

In my organization, we are planning to make RDP files available via web browser. The hope is that users can just point their browsers to one or the other RDP file and have the remote desktop client ...
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How to disable autocomplete for passwords in IE8 via GPO?

In IE6 there was a registry key hidden away that would allow you to enable autocomplete but only for usernames, not passwords. This key no longer has any effect in IE8. I can either enable or disable ...
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How do you stop Internet Explorer from tracking history of files opened up in OTHER applications?

I do want Internet Explorer to maintain a history for websites I visit (e.g. to enhance performance with caching and provide quick access back to places I've recently visited) However I have never, ...
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WMI filter for Internet Explorer 10+

I need to apply a GPO on all machines with IE 10+ but the setting does not need to be and shouldn't be applied to ie 9. All the machines are Windows Vista, 7, and 8 (some 32 bit and others 64). I ...
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What excuses are IT managers/directors using to defer upgrading from Internet Explorer 6?

Why are so many medium to large enterprises still using Internet Explorer 6? Is there some secret ultra valuable feature or cost reason that has extended its life? What are the most common excuses you ...
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How do I add a URL with a Windows Group Policy into a client's “Local Intranet Zone”?

I'm trying to add a specific web server URL into the local Intranet Zone on my client PCs using a Group Policy. Any ideas what policy to apply? I can do it via the Internet Explorer Internet ...
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Microsoft Browser Choice in a corporate environment

It seems that Microsoft has enabled their Browser Choice system for EU customers today, several news outlets are reporting end users seeing the message and there are screenshots coming through on ...
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Is it still necessary to turn off SSL keepalive, etc. in Apache for all MSIE?

Apache's default configuration includes something like this in ssl.conf: SetEnvIf User-Agent ".*MSIE.*" nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0 Do newer IE still ...
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Disable address bar in Internet Explorer 9

I'm trying to disable the address bar in IE9. I've done a significant amount of searching on this and just can't seem to find a way to make it happen. A lot of web resources discuss how to do it in ...
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Cannot get IIS7 to send cookies to IE

I have a web application that I have created that uses the basic asp.net authentication. The authentication systems are working fine code-wise, however I cannot get IIS7 to send the cookies to IE web ...
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Can't disable Enhanced Security Configuration after upgrading to IE9

I disabled ESC in Server Manager on 2008 R2, originally just for Administrators but have tried to disable it for users and Administrators to try and solve this problem. Despite it being completely ...
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Non-IE browsers wont auto-authenticate

We're considering offering Safari (windows), Chrome, Firefox and Opera as optional browsers in our 2500 person organisation. I'm just testing them out now and where IE auto-authenticates with our ...
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What URLs must be in IE's Trusted Sites list to allow Windows Update?

Particularly for servers in which IE Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled, you need to have all the Windows Update/Microsoft Update URLs in your "Trusted Sites" list in order to use the site. ...
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How to test IIS Compression?

I was reading the following article on how IIS compression makes the website run faster. I have configured the IIS 6.0 in compression mode as ...
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How can I block IE 9 using WSUS?

We use WSUS on our LAN. We have to complete some testing before I can let users upgrade to IE 9. I would like to block it prevent it from being auto-installed until testing is complete. The ...
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Are “unexportable” certificates a real security measure or just security theater?

Recently I was working on recovering data from dead (bricked PSU) Windows XP machine, which included some client certificates installed into IE 6. I plugged in a temporary PSU and tried to export the ...
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Renewing SBS2011 Exchange Self-Signed Certificate w/o changing home page in IE?

On a previous server when we used the built in SBS wizard to renew the certificate it worked, however it reset all of the computers on the domain's IE home page to companyweb. Is there a way to do ...
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Changing IE Home Page through GPO? [duplicate]

Seems this should be simple, but I'm unable to find the combination of GPO options to default the home page so that the user can't change it, but to let them add any of their own home pages to the ...
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Internet explorer - SID S-1-5-5-0-348885

While running in the protected mode, I noticed the Internet Explorer has permission for internet SID S-1-5-5-0-348885. Which user this SID maps to?
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Acrobat Reader XI addon gets disabled periodically in Internet Explorer within Windows domain

We have a followig problem that happens on new workstations with Windows 7 x64 and Acrobat Reader XI only. Every few days the following key is automatically added to registry: ...
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“Automatically Detect Setting” vs “Use Automatic Config Script”

I would like to know, in Internet Explorer, the difference between "Automatically Detect Setting" and "Use Automatic Config Script". I think I know that "Automatically Detect Setting" makes the ...
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Can I change Internet Explorer security settings using a script?

Is it possible to change Internet Explorer security settings using a .bat or .vbs file? Basically, I need to change IE7 and IE8 security settings for the local intranet. The settings I want to ...
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Corrupt Zip file when downloaded from Apache with Internet Explorer

I have a zip file being served by Apache with mod_gzip compression turned on. Everything is fine when the file is downloaded with Firefox. When downloaded with IE7 the zip file is corrupt. Any ...
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Apache mod_rewrite weird behavior in Internet Explorer

I'm attempting to setup redirection for a couple of root domains. Firstly, here is the code in my httpd-vhosts.conf file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin ****@example.com ServerName ...
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How Do I Prevent MSIE 8 From Reloading PAC File?

Exactly what the title says. I need to stop IE 8 from reloading the PAC file on every request the browser makes. I only require it to load once per session.
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Changing default Internet Explorer Security Zone

I would like to set the IE security zone to Medium-high for all new users on a server. This is a standalone machine and ultimately I'll need to script it. I don't mind making a registry change or ...
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IE8 Compatibility View group policy list not working

We recently rolled out IE8 to our organisation (2,500 people). Given we had several legacy internal web apps that did not support IE8 (but worked fine in Compatibility Mode), we decided to put our ...
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Automatic Proxy Configuration Script - Lab Setup Process

I have a requirement to set a test machine which utilises automatic proxy configuration using a WPAD.DAT file. This is to replicate a customer environment (that we can't use for testing) so we may ...
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IE 10 missing Proxy GPO settings

Is there any way to remove the users possibility to change the proxy settings from IE 10 with GPO ? In IE 9 you had the "Disable Changing Proxy Settings" setting in \Administrative templates\Windows ...
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Internet explorer 8 and group policy

Server environment: Windows Server 2003 R2 Clients: Windows XP SP3 with Internet Explorer 6 Change management: Conservative We are planning a phased implementation of IE 8. The problem is, in ...
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Why can't I see all of the client certificates available when I visit my web site locally on Windows 7 IIS 7?

My team has recently moved to Windows 7 for our developer machines. We are attempting to configure IIS for application testing. Our application requires SSL and client certificates in order to ...
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IE8 HTTPs Download Issue

I have a problem with a system I develop related to IE8 downloading over SSL (ie on sites using https://...) and is described on this MS kb article. We use the HTTPCacheability.NoCache option as the ...