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Keeping Internet Explorer as our default browser in Windows 10 and still allowing the user to set their own default RRS feed

  • Question

  • Could use some help on how to allow a user to set their default browser permanently even with IE11 being set via Group Policy as the usual default.

    For logistical reasons, we are still on IE11 instead of using Edge for our default browser - mostly because our software hasn't been 100% tested with Edge and to avoid overall confusion in having made the jump as a company to Windows 10 recently.

    I successfully created a default configuration associations .xml file and it is pushing IE11 as the default.

    However, knowing we have some users who would like to use a browser other than IE11 and let it be their default, we're trying to accommodate them while still enforcing the policy in place. Additionally, we don't want to 100% dissuade users from utilizing Edge, so we haven't tried removing it from public visibility within the OS.  The users in question are local admins on their machines and should, in theory, be allowed that capability.

    Any suggestions?


    • Edited by Jesse Mc Monday, August 15, 2016 5:50 PM
    Monday, August 15, 2016 5:47 PM

Answers

  • So, you have a Group Policy which is delivering the configuration you want, but it's deployed too widely, you want to exclude some users/computers from the scope?

    The excluded users/computers, would not receive this policy set at all?

    You can use various forms of filtering in Group Policy. Or, you can structure your users/computers into relevant OUs in AD to segregate them, and then only link the relevant GPOs to that OU.


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Monday, August 15, 2016 9:54 PM

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  • So, you have a Group Policy which is delivering the configuration you want, but it's deployed too widely, you want to exclude some users/computers from the scope?

    The excluded users/computers, would not receive this policy set at all?

    You can use various forms of filtering in Group Policy. Or, you can structure your users/computers into relevant OUs in AD to segregate them, and then only link the relevant GPOs to that OU.


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Monday, August 15, 2016 9:54 PM
  • As Don mentioned, please try it.


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