How to configure Group Policy Preference settings for Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

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This article explains how to configure Internet Explorer 11 Group Policy Preference (GPP) settings to apply on computers running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

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To configure Internet Explorer 11 Group Policy Preference (GPP) settings on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, you need to have Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1 installed on a Windows 8.1-based computer or use a Windows Server 2012 R2 server which is also a Domain Controller.
  1. Open Group Policy Management Console (GPMC.MSC) on a Windows 8.1 or a Windows Server 2012 R2 computer.
  2. Create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) or select an existing Group Policy Object (GPO) to modify.
  3. Right-click the selected Group Policy Object (GPO) and click Edit and browse to:
    1. User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings
    2. Select Internet Settings and then right-click to select New and choose the option of Internet Explorer 10
    3. Configure the desired Internet Explorer Preference settings and click Apply and then OK
    4. Run the following command at a command prompt on clients where you want the settings to apply or wait for the group policy background refresh:

      gpupdate.exe /force
Note: You need to select the option of Internet Explorer 10 in Group Policy Preference (GPP) to apply the settings for Internet Explorer 11 as the same settings apply to Internet Explorer 11.
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Article ID: 2898604 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
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