Group policy - Win8 + IE10 and XP + IE8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • a policy is set for Windows 8 and IE10 users

    But sometimes, the Win8 users have to logon XP machines with IE8.

    i find in Win8 group policy, the internet config can be set IE10 (1st) and IE8 (2nd) priority 

    but it does not work when the users logon XP with IE8.

    Thanks for your help

    Thursday, November 28, 2013 3:53 PM


  • you should be able to make the configuration changes through group policy preferences - this would allow you to specify which version of IE gets which policies.

    Another approach would be to use IE maintenance policies for the IE8 computers - but you can't configure this from a Windows 8 machine - it needs to be on a computer running GPMC that hasn't got IE10 installed ootherwise you won't see the policy. You could then setup a wmi filter to apply it just to your windows xp computers - although this might not be needed as I don't think IE10 will use the IE maintenance policies anyway.


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    • Proposed as answer by Frank Shen5 Monday, December 2, 2013 2:07 PM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Shen5 Tuesday, December 3, 2013 2:40 PM
    Thursday, November 28, 2013 6:45 PM