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  • Question

  • I have a network of about 2000 windows 7 pc's and i am currently seeing issues with a particular site that we use every day with users who have self installed IE9.  Is there a way for me to automatically via GPO add a website URL to the compatability view list?  any help is appreciated.  Thanks!

    KB

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 4:56 PM

Answers

  • In Group Policy Editor go to all settings under administrative templates, turn on the filter, and filter on Compatibility.

    You will find many policies that will help. The one that you might be intrested it "Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 Sites"

    Policy descrption:
    This policy setting allows you to add specific sites that must be viewed in Internet Explorer 7 Compatibility View. If you enable this policy setting, users will be able to add and remove sites from the list, but they may not remove the entries you specify. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user will be able to add and remove sites from the list.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 2:20 AM

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  • Method 1: Enable Compatibility View for multiple computers by using Group Policy settings

    To enable Compatibility View for multiple computers in an enterprise environment, administrators can use the following new Compatibility View Group Policy settings that are available for Internet Explorer 8 and for Internet Explorer 9:

    • Turn on Internet Explorer 7 Standards Mode: This setting enables Compatibility View for all websites and prevents users from enabling or disabling Compatibility View for any websites.
    • Turn off Compatibility View: This setting disables Compatibility View for all websites and prevents users from enabling or disabling Compatibility View for any websites.
    • Turn on Internet Explorer Standards Mode for Local Intranet: This setting disables Compatibility View (enables Standards Mode) for all intranet websites.
    • Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 sites: This setting lets administrators add specific sites that must be viewed in Compatibility View. Users can add or remove sites from the list. However, they cannot remove sites that are specified by the administrator.
    • Turn off Compatibility View button: This setting prevents users from using the Compatibility View button to try to fix websites.

    These settings are available for both Users and Computers in the following location for each site, domain, and organizational unit:

    Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Compatibility View

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    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 8:41 PM
  • configuring a policy list only seems to work if the users are using IE8 and IE9 does not automatically run the specified website in compatibility mode. 

    Is there any way to make this happen in IE9?  Thanks!!

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 3:36 PM
  • If the website is not compatible with IE9 even you launch it in compatible mode, you will need to wait for the website publisher to update their codes.

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    Thursday, February 9, 2012 2:40 AM
  • In Group Policy Editor go to all settings under administrative templates, turn on the filter, and filter on Compatibility.

    You will find many policies that will help. The one that you might be intrested it "Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 Sites"

    Policy descrption:
    This policy setting allows you to add specific sites that must be viewed in Internet Explorer 7 Compatibility View. If you enable this policy setting, users will be able to add and remove sites from the list, but they may not remove the entries you specify. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user will be able to add and remove sites from the list.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 2:20 AM
  • Install an alternative browser. You will eventually. Why should you have to fix Microsofts' problem's and waste your time? We had similar issues. Our websites and our business partners websites and our human resource websites such as Payroll, Health Insurance and 401k websites were having issues with IE10. We don't have this problem with Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Opera.

    "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." Thomas Edison

    Thursday, May 30, 2013 1:33 PM
  • Sammy,

    There are many intranet sites that were designed specifically to use ActiveX only. Those companies that maintain them refuse to alter their code to support various browsers. Thus, user systems must use IE only.

    That's not Microsofts fault, but rather the website vendor not keeping their products up to date, or meeting compliance with newer standards.

    Friday, June 14, 2013 4:48 PM