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Howto to set browser title of IE11 using GPOs

Q: Howto to set browser title of IE11 using GPOs

We are moving to Windows Server 2012 R2 and therefor to Internet Explorer 11. I have already upgraded the administrative template files holded by our domain controller (.admx files on the central store).
When trying to create a GPO I just can't find a configuration item to set the browser title. I know that IEM has gone in favor of group policy preferences. But there is no such config item there as well. Am I stuck with IEAK11?

Thanks in advance

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A: Howto to set browser title of IE11 using GPOs

Hello Matze2ooo,
the link is this
Package Type Selection: Internet Explorer Customization Wizard. It creates a *.exe file you have to distribute.

These are useful TechNet Library articles helping you with
IEAK 11:

Good starting point -
IEAK 11: List of tasks and references to create, manage, and deploy Internet Explorer 11 custom packages
How to deploy IEAK 11 -
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) - Deployment Guide for IT Pros How to distribute
Deploy Internet Explorer 11 using software distribution tools
As written above, you could also distribute a the registry key Windows Title
through GPO to users.


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Hi all,
I'm trying to set Google as the default search engine when an end-user types something in the navigation bar. Standard this is Bing, and although Bing is wonderful we still would like to go with Google.

What I did:
1. Made a new GUID (PowerShell New GUID thing): {001c1193-09c6-4f56-a5b7-2b031da433a7}
2. Set the following reg keys:



Key path
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path
Explorer\SearchScopes\{0... Read more

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I want to change the title of the opened tab of IE11 to (Page name - Internet Explorer) instead of Page name only.

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In IE11 the website page title is not showing in the window title bar. This is something that I rely on, especially for screenshots of pages to capture the page title as there is some important information in the page title for the web-based application
I use.
is there any way we can retrieve page title in IE 11 . It is  showing as empty

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Hi Everyone,
I performed a search in this forum for a method to change the border/title bar from white to a different color..at least for me, the white color is WAY to bright..and it is very distracting. Doing a search about it elsewhere on the web..didn't help, in fact most result's state " it can't be changed ". I still feel like it can be..I KNOW I could go into the registry and change it. But before doing so I thought I'd get some feedback in here first.
Update: I guess I hadn't had enough coffee yet this morning...at least with the build I'm running (14361), it's easy to do what I wanted !

A:Change IE11 In Windows 10 Border/Title Bar Color

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In my IE 6 title windows, the title is coming a, b , c ,d, e and so on...and this keep changing when open new window. Please tell me is this any virus or spyware...because lavasoft adaware didnt find out any spyware. And that's why no title os any website shown.

A:Title of Browser keep changing

Do you have any strange processes running? Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL to see.

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 Currently while developing automation script for a web application I am facing a issue where the Internet explorer window title for the pop-up windows in CRM 2013 is different in two different machine.
In one, the window title is the web link which the pop - up opens. This machine the internet explorer pop - up windows doesn't have a address bar where we can change or edit the address.
in other, the window title is something totally different. In this machine the internet explorer pop - up windows have a address bar where we can change or edit the address.

I would like to know if there is any setting by which I can change the layout / browser UI for IE11. I just want to remove / add the address bar
into the pop up pages from CRM 2013.

Not sure how the setting is changed in this second machine. Any help is appreciated.


Note: Redirected from MSDN coded UI automation forum > Microsoft IE 11 forum > directly into technet

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I tried a search using Google search engine but have not found anything... neither found in the Help information in the browser of Chrome.
Google Chrome browser has a new icon or button in the title bar, just to the left of the Minimize button.  It is a square button with a short horizontal segment with a small circle on top at the middle of the short segment, maybe resembling a collar-shoulders with a head figure.  This button is displayed in normal mode but is absent when in incognito mode.  What is this new button, and what does it mean or do?
Bleeping computer not accepting the extension JPG onto the image link to for this message.  I cannot show the image.

A:new button of title bar in Google Chrome browser

I don't see this button. Using, according to Google, the latest and greatest up to date version of 39.0.2171.95 m.

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I have visited this forum before, but just joined today to try to get a solution to my problem:
I can't get IE11 set as my default browser (and it's the only one I use and have installed).
There's an old thread dating back to March 2014 talking about the same problem- a pop-up every
time I open IE11 that asks if I want IE11 as my default browser. I have answered that "yes" dozens of times
and also used the Tools/Internet Options/Programs-"Make Default" button, and none works.
(That thread was called "Browser won't remain as default")

That previous thread ultimately gave a 5-step solution and I follwed those:
1- search for specfic programs and uninstall- I didn't have the Delta one, but cleaned out
some recent installs that may be issues;
2- remove Delta browser hijacker with Adwcleaner- I have used this program before, and ran it again-
it did not find Delta or much else, but cleaned out nevertheless- (Adwcleaner worries me, inasmuch as it
seems to disappear from my computer every week or so..?);
3- run Junkware removal tool- did that and it cleaned out one or two items;
4- run Malwarebytes Free- I use this regularly- this time at found a few items;
5- run HitmanPro- did this also
None of these processes solved the problem- (that user did a repair/install of windows 7 finally)

This morning I tried HijackThis- the log has some strange things, like blank files and even missing files,
but most do not seem Delta-related and I'm not sure what to d... Read more

A:Can't set IE11 as default browser

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Sorry for the delay response
Very interesting issue with no other browsers installed it could be Panda switching your search default so it triggers the auto reminder to switch it back in ie

I used Panda briefly but I believe it has setting for search ?
Click on the Gear symbol on the top right and Manage add-ons,
On the top left column toolbars and extensions section,
And on the bottom left switch to Show all add-ons
Post a screen shot of this page,

Also check the search providers section too and report back

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I am having a problem setting IE as my default browser. I have selected it as default in 'Choose access and defaults'' but in "Set default programs" IE isn't listed as a option. Any help/advice?

A:Cannot set IE11 as default browser

Have you turned it off?,
Check via

ControlPanel >> programs >> then top LEFT features, another window will open and IE will be there,
It should be ticked, if not tick it, a reboot will be needed.


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I am still trying to use some of the new features in IE11 and when I hit f12, I can no longer find the compatibility mode to where you can change certain webpages to make them work as if they were on a previous version of Internet Explorer

A:How to change Browser mode in IE11

Hello Sean,

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to have sites run in compatibility view in IE11.

Internet Explorer Compatibility View - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,

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I'm not even close to being ready for MS Edge. Problem is I can't set IE11 as the default in settings because it is not an option when I click on Web Browser in Settings. For what it's worth, Edge isn't listed either. Links in MS Outlook revert to Edge

A:Can't Set IE11 as Default Browser in Settings

Do it the old fashioned way..................

Right click at Start button > Control panel > top right, click View by : > select either large or small > Default Programs > Set you default programs > wait for loading > left side, locate Internet Explorer > click it > right side, click set this program as default > click OK when done.

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It's mostly in the title: I often (but not always) told by certain sites that my browser is not supported. I have v11, which I do not remember installing. I assumed it came with w10. These sites all say I need to install the version I already have.

Without changing browsers (Chrome, Foxfire, etc.) what can be done?


A:ie11 browser not recognized by some web sites

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Windows10 Home, 64bit
Internet Explorer 11 (version 11.1358.14393.0, updateversion 11.0.43  KB4021558)
Microsoft Edge

The Main Question is:
"Why does my IE11 try to access my harddrive/s ?"

I am using an additional 1TB WD hd from an older PC as drive G:
This drive seems to be powering itself down if it is not being in use after some time.
If i us the the windows explorer by clicking on "This PC /My Computer" from the start menu, i hear one drive starting up. (spinning sound)
This is ok so far, even if i donīt know exactly why it is doing this, but i donīt mind.
(computer management/drive management, drive G:, is the only drive i still have the option available "set partition to active")
Is that the reason why ?
Anyway, what annoys me and worries me a bit is the fact, that when i start my Internet Explorer 11, i hear the same spinning sound from that drive.
I canīt tell you if that was always like it since i added that drive or not, but i recently noticed that behavior.
Edge is being used as standard browser, but i mostly use IE11.
So, can someone tell me when i open my IE11 why it tries to access my harddrive/s ?
Is that necessary and if not, how can i prevent that ?
Ah and by the way; this doesnīt happen if i us MS Edge".

that behavior might be ok for windows explorer
but it worries me when it happens with my Internet Explorer 11


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I have a Toshiba satalite c675 windows 7 64 bit, with a fresh install of os/updated drivers and software. when I am on my browser I get a pop up bar at bottom of browser that says "what's at risk" when I click on it, it takes me to Microsoft.com/support/active x and says that my active x controllers are out of date. I ran the proper commands on my laptop to confirm that I have latest versions of all active x controllers installed. how do I get that pop up bar to stop appearing on my browser? please send answer or troubleshooting instructions to [email protected] a.s.a.p. please. thank you very much

A:unwanted pop up banner on ie11 browser

I advise you to delete your email address - you leave yourself open to all manner of messages.
This is a public site and anyone can browse the forums

Plus which all help must be on the forums

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Yesterday when I opened IE11 (fully win updated) after a cold startup, I noticed that the "Install Google Chrome" button was missing (FF27.01 too)?
Then when I went to browse Redbox, nothing was showing properly (very slow/garbled!))?
I rebooted & ran negative KIS2013 Full/Critical/rootkit scans.

Rebooted again, and ran my Full on-demand scans (KIS disabled until Restart)-
MBAM was negative.
Emsisoft-Kit found a High Risk browser hijacker in the registry- Quarantined/reboot twice.
I have since been able to restore FF to normal Google homepage (with Chrome), but Not IE11 (seems OK otherwise?).
I've tried Deleting all web page history, Signing out/In, retyping the URL..., but still no Chrome?

I'm scared to use IE11 now, and wonder how I can restore it!?

Other thoughts- In the past I hated the Chrome nag, but Now I love it!

A:My IE11 Google browser has been Hijacked!?

Quote: Originally Posted by scottls59901

Yesterday when I opened IE11 (fully win updated) after a cold startup, I noticed that the "Install Google Chrome" button was missing (FF27.01 too)?

Other thoughts- In the past I hated the Chrome nag, but Now I love it!

I know of No Install Chrome button inside Internet explorer or Firefox,
I'm sure if you opening to Google.com as a home page in either Google would show a popup saying install Chrome...
You love a Chrome Nag to install Chrome even though you say you have Chrome installed ?
Troubleshooting for win-7,
Reset process first opening Internet explorer

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hello! and thanks in advance...

somehow the toolbar is missing in ie, therefor I cannot get to tools/internet options and access anything, it won't let me right-click in ie at all, and does nothing when I click on hyperlinks and try to download anything... also at the bottom where I usually see when pop-ups are blocked I see the symbol for them when being blocked but I can't click on it to change settings like I normally would.. and only get a blank white box when I right click on the popup symbol.

Also, on the desktop when I try to right click the ie icon I get nothing.
so I tried to access it through control panel and I get nothing also.. but I sometimes see a flash of a box that quickly goes away when clicking on it repeatedly.

pleaseee help.. it's so irritating!
I'm new at this so I don't know much. thanks!

A:ie menu bar missing, no title in title bar, can't download anything in ie, right click disabled, can't get to internet...

Hi and welocme. Lets do a malware scan first. Have you recently removed malware. Also what Antivirus and spyware tools are installed,thanks.I am moving this to the AM I Infected forum from XP for now.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found"... Read more

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Hi Expertz,
I am trying to make IE 11 as default browser in windows 10 1511 machine & following link below

My followed steps are::
1>     1> 
Taken a windows 10 1511 reference machine where IE11 was made default browser manually from settingsāsystemsādefault
appāset defaults by app?select IEāset this program as defaultā
2>Exported this default app changes using dism
>Dism /Online /Export- DefaultAppAssociations:c:\defaultassociations.xml
3>Copied this xml file from ref VM & paste in DC in location
In Domain Controller side
Winkey + R-->Gpedit.msc-->computer
configuration-->Administrative template-->Windows
ComponentsāFile explorerāset
a default association configuration file -->enable
In option tab-->paste-->c:\windows\system32\defaultassociations.xml

In client VM verified whether policy has been appliedāwinkey
Gpresult /scope computer /r
IE11 was not set as a default browser in settings in client windows 10 VM

Guys I could be missing somewhere, Kindly... Read more

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It's a minor niggle really, but I'm finding it very frustrating that right clicking on the browser back button doesn't achieve anything - I'm really used to it popping down a list of the previous pages so I can hop back for example to the search engine results list page which I had about four pages ago etc.
Is it only me, or has this stopped working for everyone with the latest updates?

(IE11 on Wins 8.1)

A:IE11 - can't right click on the browser back button

Welcome to the forums LadyBird,

Just tried it on my computer and the right-click on the back button of IE11 works perfectly for me.

Unfortunately, I don't have a solution for your problem but I'm sure someone will be around shortly to help you.

Good luck.

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I just upgraded my browser to IE11, I finally figured out to change the browser mode in IE11 to get my add-on to work, but when I close that particular menu for browser mode the page refreshes and goes back to IE11 mode how can I make this stay put on one particular webpage

A:Browser Mode change not sticking on IE11

I believe Ctrl+P will unpin developer tools and you can move it behind the window your working on,
I take it adding the site to comp-view list does not work ?

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Not a plea for help, but a warning of sorts. Yesterday, IE11 on this system appeared to get hijacked by something in an advertisement. SWMBO (the only user on this box that uses IE11) was on the Daily Mail web site and the CPU usage went through the roof. I'm guessing a third party pixel element in one of the multitude of pictures and ads this site has. There were two pop up messages displayed on top of the web page. One stated that Google Chrome had crashed. The other said the same thing and offered to report the problem. I didn't bite on that one. Task Manager showed multiple copies of "pjjisiyz.exe" running and more would start if you ended one. I signed off the user session and logged in as Administrator. I stopped the browser service, ended all of the copies of the executable, but they would restart as soon as the original user would log back in. I searched the system for the executable and only found it by lopping off the last two characters of the name. It was in a folder called "DSLQJTBZPRI". This folder was in a folder called "PlayReady". The path was C:\Users\"userid"\AppData\LocalLow\Playready. I deleted the PlayReady folder, followed by CCleaner with secure deletion (7 times overwrite) and the problem went away. Here's the twist. Google Chrome is NOT installed on this system. There is no reference to it on the hard drive nor in the registry. It's not listed in the programs section of the Control Panel eith... Read more

A:IE11 Browser Hijacked By Google Chrome

you wouldn't have these kind of problems if you use sandboxie... or any isolation softwares... useful specially if your target user isn't tech head and just wanna browse the web...

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Hi -

I have browser problems after a windows update came along on 19 November. It turned out to be an IE11 upgrade to IE10. If it wasn't marked as a critical update I would not have bothered

Prior to the update all was well. Post update the IE11 has trouble connecting to some sites: eg Latest news, world news, sport and comment from the Guardian | theguardian.com | The Guardian and Free website | Free blog | Create a free website | Weebly fails to load and Home | Mail Online works fine.

The browser just reports that it is 'waiting for response from website'

So, I tried rolling back the machine to the restore point prior to the update. Now back to IE10, BUT the same problem persists.

Next, I unrestored the unrestore and reverted to IE11. I then tried uninstalling the update. Back to IE10 and same problem.

I tried turning off the windows firewall and disabling the virus scanner. Same problem. I checked the latest version of Flash is installed.

So, I downloaded and installed Chrome. Chrome has the same problem, except that if you stop the page loading it will render the page as far as it has got. Successive reloads and stop loading clicks will get most of the page.

Chrome is now my default browser. Funnily enough, Chrome seems to be getting better at getting web pages as it is used more. Seven forums has only just become usable!

Is there a fix for this ? Machine is w7 Pro SP1.


A:Browser problems after IE11 windows update

Try ccleaner and leave the basic stuff checked as well as dns cache under system.

CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

Have you scanned your system for malware?

Such as with malware bytes or avast?

You can download them and run a full scan in my signature.

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I have a new GPO that only one security group can get.  What I am running into is if I login to a computer I have login to before I do not get the policy.  If I login to a computer for the first time I will get the policy.
Has anyone ever had this problem before?

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Hello i installed Windows Vista theme on my laptop with Windows 8.1 CORE and i have this problem, the title of the program has a color that surrounds it and it doesn't matches with the theme at all.. ( This happens with more themes )

Here is a photo of what i mean by that

There is a way to disable it?

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Hi Team,

We are using Internet explorer 11 browser and our application can work only on document mode IE=5, I tried the web pages to forcefully load in IE=5 by using the meta tag like below however it always loading in IE11 mode. Please help me with this issue.
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=5">


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Strangest thing.

I have two computers running side by side. Both have Windows 7 64. Both say they run the exact same version of IE11 (11.0.9600.17126). Both used to look identical.

Yesterday, I opened my second computer and the IE11 browser was different. Black background behind the menu bar instead of transparent. And all the top menus and address bar disappear (and come back if I right click on the screen someplace).

The new browser is terrible. The top menu only hides sometimes. And if it doesn't hide, then it cuts off the top of whatever page I'm looking at. It also feels buggy loading up.

From what I can figure, it sounds like this is the version of IE11 meant for windows 8 users. But I have no idea why it would change on one computer and not the other (both have automatic updates).

I'd love to get the old version back. Anyone able to suggest how to do this without losing all my favorites etc through uninstalling/reinstalling?


A:My IE11 browser changed - how do I revert to the previous version?

Hi version numbers can vary a bit depending on where exactly you download them from,
The only thing that stays consistent is the KB# ........ under the version,
Make sure this is what shows,
MS14-037: Security update for Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11: July 8, 2014
The KB# will reflect the most recent security updates,

If your having issues on one machine you could switch to Software rendering and see if it helps the visual differences,
If it does then one machine needs to have it's graphics driver updated from the computer manufactures website,

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Hi all,

I was trying to enable IE11x64 bit browser in windows 8.1x64 bit ent for domain users and i was unable to enable it.
below are the steps i followed to enable IE11x64 bit for domain users:
step 1:

step 2:
It will be 64bit, only when this feature is checked, otherwise IE will still use a 32bit process.
closed the borwser and opend the browser again but i checked in process.exe

Tabs are displayed in 32 bit.

can anybody help me with this issue.
i want 64 bit tabs to be opened instead of 32 bit

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I have several Yahoo email accounts I use for different purposes. I generally like to stay logged in, so I use a different browser for each. I use IE11 for one account I infrequently check. Since the Anniversary Update (1607) Yahoo Mail reports:

You're seeing Basic Mail because you're using an unsupported Internet browser. Upgrade your browser or get the mobile app for the full Yahoo experience.
Don't show this again.

It's been a while since I last checked that account, but I'm fairly sure I got 'the full Yahoo experience' with 1511. Can anyone confirm that?

(edit: spelling)

A:Yahoo says IE11 is an 'unsupported browser' since Anniversary Update

Compatibility view? i have internet explorer 11 but yahoo mail says i have an unsupported - Microsoft Community

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So I have a client who just got 10 new windows 10 machines and added them to the windows 2008R2 domain. By default, Edge is the set browser and I know I can manually go into the profile and set the preferred browser but the problem is multiple users connect to each machine (this is in a DR office) the nurses move around and log into their profiles on each machine. So they would have to do this on each machine for each user which they don't want to do.

Is there a way to enforce the browser for all windows 10 machines via GPA to use IE11 that comes with windows 10?

My idea was to either domain wide on windows 10 machines use IE11 or if not possible created a GPA based on OS and set the default browser.

Or worst case figures out a way to remove Edge from the machines.

Does anyone happen to know a way or ran into this issue previously?

A:Any way to force IE11 as default browser via domain GP? Server 2008

Check with Microsoft before attempting to remove Edge, you might end up with in-valid/un-authentic Windows. If memory serves me, I think the IT people had to develop a PUSH technology, a forced net-station download and a forced Top/Down maintenance, in order to enforce certain defaults.

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We have a mission critical program that now crashes because of the patch KB3160005 that was uploaded to all of our Windows 7 Professional computers on 6/14/16. When the employee tries to open a PDF in this program, IE11 hangs and the PDF will not open either.
IE11 must be shutdown. Our work around is to remove KB3160005 and then check for the updates and when it appears to hide it and this fixes the problem.

This update is shown to be critical according to TechNet and so I would like to know which one of the 5 patches incorporated into the patch is actually causing the problem and what we can do to fix it and not lose the update by removing it.
Windows 10 Professional will sometime exhibit the same issues with the same mission critical program, but the patch KB3160005 is not on any of the systems I have looked at, so I have to merely reset the browser and then all is well after that.
Any help would be greatly appreciated because this is taking up all of the helpdesk's time resetting this patch and making our employees efficient again.
Thank you,

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Good morning,
After noticing that random websites were failing to load consistently, I looked through my IE11 settings and saw that the option to use a proxy server was checked. If I uncheck the proxy server option:
The proxy server option sometimes will be enabled again when restarting IE11
New tabs I open during the same session of IE11 will again have that Proxy Server option enabled
Occasionally, the same tab will revert back to having the Proxy Server option enabled
The proxy server address field remains blank through all of this (there was a value in there some time ago, but clearing it out once eliminated that issue. I have tried the following in addition to manually clearing the proxy server check box and address field:
Adware Cleaner
Significant malware and adware was cleaned up by these programs. With regard to this issue, the only improvement was that sometimes (but not always) the first tab only has the proxy server box unchecked when opening my IE11.
I am using this computer at home. I have never knowingly used a proxy server.
Please help. Thank you!

A:Windows 8.1 IE11, browser starts with proxy server enabled

I cannot run DDS on my PC. I can download it, but running it gives an error that DDS will not run in Compatibility mode.
Not sure if this blocking of DDS is part of my issue.
Please advise.

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Is there a way I can punch up a simple batch file script and get it to setup Group Policy Objects on client workstations? I can use the GUI GPEditor if I had to, but I think after about 25 machines, I'd get a little tired of it, and I'm looking to run this on about 400 machines.

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I'm pretty new to Group Policy Management. I just got a job at a school and one of my labs is not working like it should. I have done GPRESULT on a computer from another working lab and I'm comparing it to the computer in the lab I'm at now. So, in my
GPM, a couple polices are listed above my designated labs that should be inherited by all the labs, and then I have some of those same policies duplicated in just my troublesome lab. My question is, will having a duplicate GPO break things? I'm probably not
explaining all that right, but I'll try my best to answer any questions to help me find a solution. 

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Morning everyone,

I am working with Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, in a network environment and I am trying to test it with our old GPOs we use on XP machines.

I am currently trying to install GPSI's such as Office etc.

When I reboot the machine after a GPUpdate I can only see 'Please Wait' while it installs the updates, but I know some of these updates will hang. I won't know what's hanging if I can't see what stage of the update it is at.

Is there anyway of customising this area of the startup to display which updates are installing?

Like in Windows XP where the box would appear in the middle of the screen saying "Installing Managed Software <Program Name>" etc.

Thanks for any help you can give regarding this.

-- Danoni

A:Changing Display of Installing GPOs

The answer to this I have since found out is to enable 'verbose' messages - we did this through a GPO on the domain controller. Can now fully see what is installing when loading Windows.

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Bit of a pickle, this one, chaps.

We have a windows 2003 server, with active directory installed, as well as DNS and DHCP services.

Let's say we have a main forest on our domain, called domain.kais - and within this domain, we have two Organisational Units, called OU1 and OU2. Within each OU, let's say we have 10 users.

Go to Group Policy Editor, and apply a new GPO to say OU1. You make all the settings you want, but for simplicity, let's say the only setting you do is something ridiculously simple, like, remove Recycle Bin from the laptop. You make the GPO called something like "OU1 GPO", link it to the OU, make sure it's the only GPO linked to it (so take away the standard Default Domain User GPO).

Go to a workstation, log on with a user from within that OU. Because you can log on, the assumption is that the network works fine, as the user gets authenticated. To make sure it's not a locally cached user, you created a brand new user within the OU.

So, if that works, any idea why the GPO isn;t taking effect? it's really getting to me now!


A:Windows 2003 Server / GPOs

Well heres a couple of things -

http://www.activedir.org/gp_faq.htm - A nice who what when why and how of Group policies it does mention 2000 and not 2003 but it still applies in most cases.

On the workstation once logged in go to your command line and do a gpupdate /force and see if that yields its results.

Oh yeah and another thought how is DNS running on your network? if you do an ping of a machine name from the clients not getting the update do you get back the FQDN or does it just show the machine name?

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I created a number of GPOs and they have been working ok. Edit the GPOs has also been working.
I now can't create any new GPOs or edit the existing ones. I get the below error message.
1. When editing
"Failed to Open the Group Policy Object. You might not have the appropriate rights."
2. When creating new
"The network name cannot be found."

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We have a Win7 computer with IE11
In Dev Tools, Document Modes - it has at the top of the list of IE versions - Edge
Now the page I have has compatibility tags with IE=Edge
Thats ok for the code but since Win7 has IE11 should it try and default to a IE11 in the document mode since it does not have Edge or does this mean that Edge and IE11 are all good to run this page
I would say when Edge is showing - the page will show in all IE11 and its standards as well and if I were coding this site I would do the same thing and put Edge as the latest IE version (as below).
However, the point is - this is a Win7 machine and it only has IE11 - therefore why is it even showing Edge in the document mode list and not IE11 (despite having content=Edge in the tags), thanks
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">

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Okay, I really must be doing something wrong, but I don't think I am. We just recently moved to Windows 2000 and I am trying to set up GPOs in our domain. What I did was created a new OU for the domain. In this OU, I created a few OUs for various groups of computers (different PC labs we have), and OU for "students" and and OU for "faculty". I then moved the necessary computers into each computer OU and then placed the student global group and faculty global group into their respective OUs.

From here, using AD Users and Computers, I right click on an OU (Student OU for example) and choose the Group Policy Tab. I create a new GPO, choose to enable "Disable Control Panel" and then rename the GPO and close it out. I tried leaving it like this and did not work.

So I then clicked on the properties of the Student Global Group located inside the Student OU and chose the security tab, where I chose for the student global group READ and APPLY GROUP POLICY.

Still, did not work!!!

What am I doing wrong?? Is there something else I should be looking at??

The same goes for GPOs I set up for any of the Computer OUs, like enabling the option to "Not show the last logged on user". No GPOs are effective right now.

Thank you all so much in advance!!


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I need to disable the below settings. I have tried using the below GPO settings, ran gpupdate /force and restarted 2 domain computers. I then logged into each computer with a different domain account. The live tiles were still changing. I am still able to add a PIN to the account. I was still able to add a Microsoft account. (I do not have a Work/School account but the option was still available. I added the same Microsoft account to both domain users. The Sync your settings is all grayed out and all set to off. However, I noticed the desktop background synced and the Favorites Synced. How do I disable all these settings so they cannot be used and are turned off?

Disable Live Tiles
Disable Settings - Accounts - Sing-in Options - Create a PIN
Disable Settings - Accounts - Your account - Add Microsoft account
Disable Settings - Accounts - Your account - Add a work or school account
Disable Settings - Accounts - Sync your Settings

Disable Live Tiles
GPO - User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Teplates/Start menu and Taskbar
Clear history of Tile notification on exit Setting: Enabled

GPO - User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Teplates/Start menu and Taskbar/Notifications
Turn off notifications network usage Setting: Enabled
Turn off tile notifications Setting: Enabled

Disable Settings - Accounts - Sing-in Options - Create a PIN
GPO - Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Logon
Turn on PIN sign-in Setting: ... Read more

A:GPOs to Disable Account Settings are not working

Where did you find a GPO template for Windows 10?

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In trying to adhere to the disable Dr. Watson crash dumps STIG, I need to locate which GPO setting that disables the crash dumps. I'm aware of the ways to disable the createcrashdump in the regisrty or deleting the AeDebug registry key. However, I have a GPO that is enabling the crash dumps. (I know this because everytime I manually disable it and refresh my group policies it is re-enabled.)

I've been able to isolate which GPO is enabling the crash dumps by unlinking all my GPOs and re-linking them one by one to locate the culprit. I've manually looked through the policy settings of the GPO enabling the crash dumps and can't find anything that would disable the create crash dumps. I was wondering if anyone knew off hand how to disable the Dr. Watson crash dumps or disable Dr. Watson completely through a Group Policy Setting.

I'm all googled out on this one. Any assistance would be great thanks.

OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows XP SP2

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I have an application for a local community chorus that provides access to a number of mp3 files for practice purposes. The web site uses sql, php, javascript and css.  I'm using html5 <audio> commands to play the audio files without plugins. 
It works as desired in Google Chrome and Firefox but has a problem in IE11 (Version 11.0.9600.19155). In IE11, there is a delay of approximately 30 seconds during the first attempt to access and play an audio file.  The controls appear as desired
but the application just sits there for about 30 seconds before playing the audio file.  All subsequent attempts to access any audio file starts immediately.  This delay is particularly troublesome for me and problematic for my users.  Can anyone
shed light on potential causes?

Robert L. Collins

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I tried IE8. This seemed to interfere with Mcafee. When I opened the security centre there was only a plain white box.
Couldn't 'uninstall' IE8 so I restored to before IE8.
This rectified the Mcafee problem but now IE7 seems corrupt.
There is no text in the title bar. The menu bar (favourite, tools etc is missing. Right clight on the title bar offers only restore, close etc.
Downloading is not working too well. There is no 'pop up blocked' menu displayed to allow downloads.
It's running on Xp home.
Everything was fine until I tried IE8 and then restored.
Nearly forgot to mention that the tabs are missing too!

Any ideas????


A:ie7 menu bar missing, no title in title bar

This MAY NOT be your exact problem, but....

IE7 uses Vista display criteria. Normally the Menu seems not to be there.

What they (idiots at Microsoft) did is replace the Menubar with a Context Menu. Right-click the Titlebar and you should see your Menu listing, and if you select View, you can check Classic Menubar(?) and get the Menubar back.

The other problems MAY be solved by resetting your Internet Options, especially the Advanced tab.

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise Ed laptop which does not applies the computer GPOs. User GPOs work fine.
In the event log, Event ID 1125 is logged:
?The processing of Group Policy failed because of an internal system error. Please see the Group Policy operational log for the specific error message. An attempt will be made to process Group Policy again at the next refresh cycle.?

In the Details tab:
Error code 19, ?The media is write protected?

When I run ?gpupdate /force? or ?gpupdate /target:computer? After a long time, I get the message: ?Computer Policy update has not completed in the expected time. Exiting??GPRESULT /H GPReport.html gives: ?ERROR: Access Denied? (run as local administrator)RSoP.msc: ?The RSoP snap-in was unable to generate the RSoP data due to the error listed below. Details: This operation returned because the timeout period expired?

The laptop is part of a large domain (more than 10k clients). This is the only one with this error (for as far as I know?)
Any help would be much appreciated.

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I have 7 email accounts on our Exchange server for different business and personal roles.  I have always used OWA instead of Outlook to segregate accounts on my desktop.  For quick logins I have been using "Keyboard Express"
Macro program  to insert USER and PASSWORD into OWA.   With some update applied in December 2015, Keyboard Express no long works on most of my Macro hotkeys because the IE hotkeys have taken precedence.  Such as ALT-H and other.
This same think happened to IE11 when I ran the Windows 10 upgrade 2 months ago, so I restored Win7 with a disk image to get rid of Window 10.
Is there a way to assign precedence between a Macro Program and IE11 Hotkeys ?

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So I was using Chrome for a few weeks as my default, but just missed my extensions on Firefox too much and wanted to go back. For some reason though, Firefox can't be made into my default browser, Chrome just won't let go. I've checked the "make sure FF is default on startup" box, hit the "make FF the default now" button, and it still won't switch. All the while, Chrome knows it's king of the hill.

Any ideas on how to swap it?

A:Chrome won't let go of "default browser" title

Uninstall Chrome and then reinstall if you still plan to use it.

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down vote
The first solution than I tried I use the method beginQuoteFileUnquoteUpload1 it created me a good boundary and good Content-Type but when I receive the file. The file is corrupted :(

var formData = new FormData(); 
formData.append('file', document.getElementById('file').files[0], document.getElementById('file').files[0].name);

function beginQuoteFileUnquoteUpload1(data)
    // Define a boundary, I stole this from IE but you can use any string AFAIK
    var boundary = "---------------------------7da24f2e50046";
    var xhr = null;
    if (window.XMLHttpRequest || window.ActiveXObject) {
if (window.ActiveXObject) {
try {
xhr = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
} catch(e) {
xhr = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
xhr = new XMLHttpRequest(); 
alert("Votre navigateur ne supporte pas l'objet XMLHTTPRequest...");
    var body = '--' + boundary + '\r\n'
             + 'Content-Dis name="file";'
             + 'filename="'+document.getElementById('file').files[0].name+'"\r\n'
             + 'Content-type: application/pdf\r\n\r\n'
             + data + '\r\n'
    &... Read more

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