Update to disable immersive Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1

Summary

This article describes an update to disable immersive Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1.

About this update

This update provides the capability to disable the immersive Internet Explorer browser. After you apply this update, the following two new Group Policy settings are added in Windows 8.1.
  • Turn off the immersive Internet Explorer browser

    This policy setting lets you decide whether to let Internet Explorer start the immersive Internet Explorer browser.

    If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer stops the immersive browser from starting and lets only the desktop browser start. Users can't change this setting.

    If you disable or don’t configure this policy setting, users will be able to use both the immersive and desktop browsers.

  • Prevent users from turning off Internet Explorer extensions using the -extoff </string> command-line parameter

    This policy setting lets you decide whether to let Internet Explorer extensions be turned off using the -extoff </string> command-line parameter.

    If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer stops users from turning off Internet Explorer extensions by using the -extoff </string> parameter.

    If you disable or don’t configure this policy setting, users will be able to turn off Internet Explorer extensions by using the parameter.

Update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Windows Update. Additionally, see the technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.

Note This update was first included in the Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: June 9, 2015 (MS15-056) .

Prerequisites

To apply this update in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, you must first have update 2919355 installed.

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.
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Article ID: 3064921 - Last Review: Jun 9, 2015 - Revision: 1

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