Can't disable security settings in Group Policy Preferences for Internet Explorer 10

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows 8.1 Enterprise


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a domain controller that's running Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • You apply hotfix 2849027 on the domain controller.
  • You create a new Group Policy Object (GPO), and then you add a new Internet Explorer 10 Group Policy Preferences setting to this GPO.
  • You try to define some options on the Security tab.

In this scenario, some options are not applied. For example, pressing the F8 key does not offer the option to disable all settings on the Security tab.


We have released updates for Windows Server 2012 R2, and we have released hotfixes for Windows Server 2012.

Note Even though this issue has only been observed in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012, the updates or hotfixes apply to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 as well.

Update information for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1

The following update rollup is available for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1.

Hotfix information for Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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