Need force IE9 document mode in Group Policy for specified users


  • Since we had problems for IE 10 - can't render table data properly sometimes in IE10 standard Document Mode. We'd like to force some users to view in Document Mode IE9 for only few web sites. It looks like we can't do that, the group policy->Compatibility View, only show "Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 sites". Any solutions on it?
    Thursday, May 7, 2015 1:24 AM


  • Hi sophiemicrosoft,

    There are several ways for you to set up Compatibility mode.

     1.  The Developer Tools settings override all Document Modes for pages displayed in a tab.

    2.  The X-UA-Compatible meta tag and then header override Compatibility View Settings and the doctype unless the X-UA-Compatible value is EmulateIE7 or EmulateIE8.

    3.  The user’s Compatibility View Settings override the Microsoft Microsoft Compatibility View List.

    4.  If none of the above rules apply, the doctype determines whether the webpage renders in IE8 Standards, IE8 Almost Standards or Quirks Mode.

    There is no way to use Compatibility Mode to set IE9 Mode through GPO. The only setting to set Compatibility Mode through GPO is : “Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 sites” which will set it to IE7 standard mode (Default). This is by design. As you can see I’ve used the meta tags to force the site to use Document Mode: IE9.

    More information you can find here:

    How IE8 Determines Document Mode X-UA-Compatibility Meta Tag and HTTP Response Header

    I’m glad to be of help to you!

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    Friday, May 8, 2015 6:33 AM