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Is Internet Explorer 11 32-bit available for Windows 2008R2 64-bit? RRS feed

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  • We need internet explorer 11 32 bit version running under Windows 2008R2, which is a 64 bit based OS. This is because all or thin client based applications running under the browser on the local IIS Web server, are designed for the IE 32 bit browser only.

    The only IE11 option available to download from Microsoft's site for Windows 2008R2 seems to be only 64-bit based.

    I have read some posts that disabling the EPM option will enable 32 bit Tabs to work on IE11 64-bit browser, but then I've read contradicting information that EPM should be enabled for this, so this is not clear.

    However, we would rather install a true 32-bit IE11 version instead, all the way 32-bit, not only for the tabs, to ensure our 32 bit browser based thin client apps will work well.

    Where may I download an installer for IE11 32-bit for Windows 2008 R2?

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:19 PM

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  • Hi,

    Please know what EPM is:

    Enhanced Protected Mode (EPM) adds additional security to Protected Mode and includes AppContainer and 64-bit tabs. Internet Explorer in the new Windows UI runs in AppContainer, but AppContainer is also an available option on Internet Explorer for the desktop. AppContainer prevents pages from reading or writing to the rest of the operating system. You can also use 64-bit tabs on the desktop (on 64-bit computers). Running 64-bit tabs increases security on the desktop because 64-bit processes offer better protection against attacks that try to damage memory safety.

    Tabs running in Enhanced Protected Mode on on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, AppContainer does not exist, so EPM only enables 64bit tabs on a 64bit OS.

    To make 32bit tab use in Server 2008 R2, you have to disable this feature:

    Refer steps in this article:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2864914   

    More information about EPM, see this blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ieinternals/archive/2012/03/23/understanding-ie10-enhanced-protected-mode-network-security-addons-cookies-metro-desktop.aspx       


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    Friday, February 12, 2016 8:03 AM
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  • Hi,

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    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:52 AM
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  • I try a lot of time and find the answer as follow:

    Open the Run box (Windows Key + R)

    enter inetcpl.cpl and click OK

    Select "Advanced" ( tab on top)  

    Click "Reset..." button 

    Close all IE

    enter inetcpl.cpl and click OK

    Select "Advanced" ( tab on top)

    scroll down to "Security"

    uncheck "Enable 64-bit process..."

    uncheck "Enable Enhanced Protected Mode"

    Monday, February 22, 2016 9:01 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your sharing.

    Hope it can benefit all others who encounter the similar issue as yours.


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    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:27 AM
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