Updates to change the way that Internet Explorer interacts with features in Microsoft Office applications

Summary
The following updates change the way that Internet Explorer interacts with features in Microsoft Office when you browse pages by using Internet Explorer in protected mode.
ProductsKnowledge Base title and article number
Access 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for Access 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB2596614)
Access 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for Access 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB3101544)
Access 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for Access 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3085584)
Access 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for Access 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB2910978)
Excel 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB3101554)
Excel 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for Excel 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB3101543)
Excel 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for Excel 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3101499)
Excel 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for Excel 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB3101510)
InfoPath 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for InfoPath 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB2687406)
InfoPath 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for InfoPath 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB2878230)
InfoPath 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for InfoPath 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3054793)
Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)MS15-116 and MS15-123: Description of the security update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business): November 10, 2015 (KB3101496)
Office 2007 IME (Japanese)MS15-116: Description of the security update for Office 2007 IME (Japanese): November 10, 2015 (KB2899473)
OneNote 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for OneNote 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB2889915)
OneNote 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for OneNote 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB3054978)
OneNote 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for OneNote 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3101371)
OneNote 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for OneNote 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB2920726)
Pinyin IME 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for Pinyin IME 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB2899516)
PowerPoint 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB3085548)
PowerPoint 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB3085594)
PowerPoint 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3101359)
PowerPoint 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB3101509)
Project 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for Project 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB2596770)
Project 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for Project 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB3085614)
Project 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for Project 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3101506)
Project 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for Project 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB2920698)
Publisher 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for Publisher 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB2880506)
Publisher 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for Publisher 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB2817478)
Publisher 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for Publisher 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3085561)
Publisher 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for Publisher 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB2920680)
Skype for Business 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for Skype for Business 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB3085634)
Visio 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for Visio 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB3101553)
Visio 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for Visio 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB3101526)
Visio 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for Visio 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3101365)
Visio 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for Visio 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB3101507)
Word 2007MS15-116: Description of the security update for Word 2007: November 10, 2015 (KB3085552)
Word 2010MS15-116: Description of the security update for Word 2010: November 10, 2015 (KB2965313)
Word 2013MS15-116: Description of the security update for Word 2013: November 10, 2015 (KB3101370)
Word 2016MS15-116: Description of the security update for Word 2016: November 10, 2015 (KB3101513)
More information
After you apply the updates and restart Internet Explorer, you may be prompted by Internet Explorer that a website wants to use a program on your computer outside Internet Explorer protected mode. This warning is added to help prevent an unsafe website from bypassing protection that's provided by Internet Explorer protected mode. In the warning, you have options to allow, always allow, deny, or always deny access to the program from a webpage. If you select the always allow access or always deny access option, and you select not to show the prompt again, Internet Explorer will apply your decision to all other webpages that are viewed by using protected mode, despite whether you trust the webpage.

Note We strongly recommend in the interest of security that you do not always allow access to Microsoft Office applications in this manner. After the update, certain SharePoint functionality may no longer work when you access Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word from Internet Explorer 7 and 8 while Internet Explorer is running in protected mode. We recommend that you use the newest supported version of Internet Explorer to work around this problem. 

Registry information

For administrators and other users who fully understand and accept all the risks, implications, and consequences and want to alter the behavior of Internet Explorer for relevant Microsoft Office applications after this update, they can set registry keys as outlined here.

Note Changing, adding, or removing anything in the registry is potentially dangerous and isn't recommended. If you decide to make changes, you may have to adjust the registry key that is listed to accommodate 32-bit applications that run on a 64-bit platform. Also, any change is applied after Internet Explorer restarts.

To additionally control the settings for Internet Explorer and how it starts Microsoft Office applications when Internet Explorer protected mode is enabled for the current page, see the following steps.

Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
  1. Exit all Microsoft Office applications.
  2. Start Registry Editor, and then do one of the following, as appropriate for the version of Windows that you are running:
    • In Windows 10, go to Start, type regedit in the Search Windows box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.
    • In Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, move your mouse to the upper-right corner, go to Search, type regedit in the search text box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.
    • In Windows 7 or Windows Vista, go to Start, type regedit in the Search programs and files text box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry subkey: 
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then select Key.
  5. Type the registry key name according to the different applications as follows, and then press the Enter key.
    ProductsRegistry keys
    Access 2007 or later versions{03288CB3-3893-46D1-8D58-B2F8BB6FF5BF}
    Access 2007 or later versions{A73D8D09-594A-431F-AB27-72AF4FCF25CF}
    OneNote 2007 or later versions{5FBAF6E6-C64B-49DB-AB1B-F93C607EBC71}
    OneNote 2007 or later versions{DD993BDC-06E0-4131-B889-DD3B9AEBE253}
    PowerPoint 2007 or later versions{FC88B53C-9B2A-1A25-5867-C8612E79DBF6}
    Project 2007 or later versions{6A7C9604-8A57-4B28-821B-BDEDF0E04788}
    Publisher 2007 or later versions{F6A6CA96-B08E-4429-BA30-39232494F292}
    Visio 2007 or later versions{63F463ED-322A-4DE8-8E6F-65DD293F7461}
    InfoPath 2007 or later versions{F7629763-7562-4d3a-8468-6CA5563852B2}
    Excel 2007 or later versions{2BBE903C-2776-4574-9855-EC1597ABE3D6}
    Excel 2007 or later versions{643CDDDA-BB87-4B3D-BB82-E8BF99DBF2C6}
    Word 2007 or later versions{000209FF-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
    Word 2007 or later versions{CA1750F5-7ECC-4DAA-AA46-CFC6EE89A953}
    IME 2010{9CDE85F5-9233-4bf4-89CB-CC7B51BBAD8A}
    IME 2010{CF1E7C6B-B6CC-4AF8-84B9-86A7F6BDCA96}
    IME 2010{A52FD337-7C43-494f-9D47-68950F39708C}
    IME 2010{CE103198-9107-4D02-937E-F0D82826D68C}
    Lync 2013 and Skype for Business 2016{72C8AC02-75E8-4444-9422-02FB7B43EC45}
  6. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then select String Value.
  7. Enter AppName, and then press the Enter key.
  8. In the Details pane, right-click AppName, and then select Modify.
  9. In the Value data box, enter the application name for each registry key as follows, and then select OK.
    ProductsRegistry keysApplication names
    Access 2007 or later versions{03288CB3-3893-46D1-8D58-B2F8BB6FF5BF}MSACCESS.EXE
    Access 2007 or later versions{A73D8D09-594A-431F-AB27-72AF4FCF25CF}MSACCESS.EXE
    OneNote 2007 or later versions{5FBAF6E6-C64B-49DB-AB1B-F93C607EBC71}onenote.exe
    OneNote 2007 or later versions{DD993BDC-06E0-4131-B889-DD3B9AEBE253}IEContentService.exe
    PowerPoint 2007 or later versions{FC88B53C-9B2A-1A25-5867-C8612E79DBF6}POWERPNT.EXE
    Project 2007 or later versions{6A7C9604-8A57-4B28-821B-BDEDF0E04788}winproj.exe
    Publisher 2007 or later versions{F6A6CA96-B08E-4429-BA30-39232494F292} MSPUB.EXE
    Visio 2007 or later versions{63F463ED-322A-4DE8-8E6F-65DD293F7461}VISIO.EXE
    InfoPath 2007 or later versions{F7629763-7562-4d3a-8468-6CA5563852B2}INFOPATH.EXE
    Excel 2007 or later versions{2BBE903C-2776-4574-9855-EC1597ABE3D6}EXCEL.EXE
    Excel 2007 or later versions{643CDDDA-BB87-4B3D-BB82-E8BF99DBF2C6}EXCEL.EXE
    Word 2007 or later versions{000209FF-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}WINWORD.EXE
    Word 2007 or later versions{CA1750F5-7ECC-4DAA-AA46-CFC6EE89A953}WINWORD.EXE
    IME 2010{9CDE85F5-9233-4bf4-89CB-CC7B51BBAD8A}imecfmui.exe
    IME 2010{CF1E7C6B-B6CC-4AF8-84B9-86A7F6BDCA96}imecmnt.exe
    IME 2010{A52FD337-7C43-494f-9D47-68950F39708C}imenui.exe
    IME 2010{CE103198-9107-4D02-937E-F0D82826D68C}imesearch.exe
    Lync 2013 and Skype for Business 2016{72C8AC02-75E8-4444-9422-02FB7B43EC45}lync.exe
  10. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then select String Value.
  11. Type AppPath, and then press the Enter key.
  12. In the Details pane, right-click AppPath, and then select Modify.
  13. In the Value data box, type the path to the program, and then select OK. For example, type C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14.

    Note The path depends on where Office is installed. To confirm that the path is correct, go to the folder and locate the application (such as MSACCESS.EXE).
  14. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then select DWORD Value.
  15. Type Policy, and then press the Enter key.
  16. In the Details pane, right-click Policy, and then select Modify.
  17. In the Value data box, type a value of 0, 2, or 3, and then select OK.

    Note Set the value to 0 to block, 2 to prompt, and 3 to allow with no prompt (not recommended).
  18. Exit Registry Editor.

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Article ID: 3112369 - Last Review: 11/10/2015 19:04:00 - Revision: 1.0

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