Managing IE Settings via GPO
Jan07

Managing IE Settings via GPO

KB ID 0001269 Dtd 07/01/17 Problem There used to be a GPO called  “Internet Explorer Maintenance” that you could set your Internet Explorer settings, i.e. Proxy server settings, home pages etc. This has now gone, and has been replaced with a group policy preference.   Solution From the Group Policy Management Console > Locate the OU containing the USERS  you want to link the policy to and create a new policy, then give...

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Windows Server – Javascript Is Disabled
Jan18

Windows Server – Javascript Is Disabled

KB ID 0001133 Dtd 18/01/16 Problem I had just built a Windows Server 2012 R2 server, and needed to download some updates. When I went to Microsoft to get them This is what I got; Javascript is disabled Please enable javascript and refresh the page. Solution All you should need to do is disable IESC  > Server Manager > Local Server > IE Enhanced Security Configuration > Turn it off, (Note: Here I’m just doing that for...

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Windows Server 2012 R2 – Stop IE Opening ‘In Metro’
Dec22

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Stop IE Opening ‘In Metro’

KB ID 0001119 Dtd 22/12/15 Problem I was working on some Server 2012 R2 servers this morning, and every time I tried to launch IE, instead of the normal IE 11, it stubbornly kept opening the the IE App. Solution Hit the Windows key > Type in ‘internet options’ > make the following changes; Programs Tab > Opening Internet Explorer > Select ‘Always in Internet Explorer on the desktop’ > Apply >...

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Internet Explorer Puts ‘Borders’ Round Your Images
Nov17

Internet Explorer Puts ‘Borders’ Round Your Images

KB ID 0000823 Dtd 01/06/13 Problem Chrome is my browser of choice, so I don’t look at my website with IE often. (Yes I know that’s bad practice for a webmaster). So I was surprised when I opened my home page and saw this. IE does this IF your image is a hyperlink. Solution Option 1: Edit your Hyperlink If you have a lot of them this is quite time consuming, but you can add the attribute of border and set it to zero within the...

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IE9 –  Stop “Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons”
Nov17

IE9 – Stop “Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons”

KB ID 0000466 Dtd 25/06/12 Problem This morning my boss asked me "Why every time I open Internet Explorer does it ask me this?" To which I replied, "I use Chrome so I don’t know, But I’ll find out." Solution A brief internet search returned, just set the "Ask me later to a nice long time". But that’s still not disabling it. If truth be known its a good thing, i.e. is trying to be helpful...

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Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO
Nov17

Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO

KB ID 0000459 Dtd 06/06/11 Problem If your’e logging on as a new user and Internet Explorer has not yet been ran, then it wants to run the "Setup Windows Internet Explorer 8" or "Set up Internet Explorer 9" Wizard. On just one machine with one user that’s fine, but if you are logging in all over the place, with multiple credentials, this can get quite annoying. Also you might not want your domain users...

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