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Metro IE vs Desktop IE and Assigned Access Windows 8.1

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    Posts : 2
    Win 7 Ultimate

    Metro IE vs Desktop IE and Assigned Access Windows 8.1


    Hello,

    I have approximately 40 Windows 8.1 machines deployed for a customer. They are set up to automatically log in a local user account set up for assigned access that launches the Metro version of IE. They are used so job applicants can apply online in the lobby of their branch locations. The PCs experience a high number of people applying online per day.

    I've been very happy how they have been functioning since they were deployed 6 months ago. However, occasionally the history/cache needs to be cleared and the machines rebooted.

    Is there a way to not record history and cache web pages to begin with?

    I was under the impression that Metro IE and desktop IE share history/cache. Metro IE for some reason does not have visibility to history. When I check history in the desktop IE nothing visited in the Metro IE shows up.

    I wish it were as simple as selecting "delete browser history on exit" in Internet Options; but I cannot determine if this applies to Metro IE.

    I have created a batch file with some information I found while researching. It uses the following commands:
    Temporary Internet Files
    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8
    Cookies
    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2
    History
    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1
    Form Data
    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16
    Passwords
    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32


    I could kick off the commands in a batch file with Task Scheduler. I'm not exactly sure how to go about testing this since Metro IE doesn't have visibility history.

    Am I on the right track? I'd like to find and verify a good solution to automate this process; as I am looking to capture an updated image.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    - Joe

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Win 7 Ultimate


    To anyone interested, I came up with a different solution.

    The assigned access account (standard local user account) didn't have privileges to schedule tasks in task scheduler. I dropped the batch file in the start up folder of the assigned access account and used task scheduler on the local admin account to run a nightly reboot (/shutdown /r /f parameters) whether other users are logged on or not. This seems to work pretty well.

    - Joe
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Metro IE vs Desktop IE and Assigned Access Windows 8.1
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