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    IE11 Enterprise Mode - Enable or Disable for Users

    IE11 Enterprise Mode - Enable or Disable for Users
    How to Enable or Disable Users to Turn On and Off Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11
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    06 Apr 2014
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    How to Enable or Disable Users to Turn On and Off Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11


    information   Information
    Enterprise Mode, a compatibility mode that runs on Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 7 devices, lets websites render using a modified browser configuration thatís designed to avoid the common compatibility problems associated with web apps written and tested on older versions of Internet Explorer, like Internet Explorer 8 and older.

    For more information about IE11 Enterprise Mode, see:



    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable local control of Enterprise Mode for all or specific users on the PC to be able to turn on and off using Enterprise Mode for sites without using a site list in Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Update.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

    Note   Note
    Windows 8.1 Update released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update.

    Enterprise Mode is only available for the desktop Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1 Update. It is not available in the modern Internet Explorer.


    EXAMPLE: IE11 Enterprise Mode option in Tools menu and F12 Emulation

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    IE11 Enterprise Mode - Enable or Disable for Users OPTION ONE IE11 Enterprise Mode - Enable or Disable for Users
    To Enable or Disable IE11 Enterprise Mode for Users using a REG File


    Note   Note
    The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\EnterpriseMode

    Enable String

    no data value = enabled
    delete string = disabled


    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

    2. Enable Only Current User to Turn On and Off Enterprise Mode from Tools menu and F12 Emulation

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_IE11_Enterprise_Mode_in_Tools_and_Emulation.reg

    download

    3. Disable Only Current User to Turn On and Off Enterprise Mode from Tools menu and F12 Emulation
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_IE11_Enterprise_Mode_in_Tools_and_Emulation_.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. Close and reopen the desktop Internet Explorer 11 to apply if open.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    IE11 Enterprise Mode - Enable or Disable for Users OPTION TWO IE11 Enterprise Mode - Enable or Disable for Users
    To Enable or Disable IE11 Enterprise Mode for Users using Group Policy

    1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and open Internet Explorer. (see screenshot below)

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    3. In the right pane of Internet Explorer, double click/tap on Let users turn on and use Enterprise Mode from the Tools menu. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do.

    5. Disable User(s) to Turn On and Off Enterprise Mode from Tools menu and F12 Emulation

    A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below step 6A)
    NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

    6. Enable User(s) to Turn On and Off Enterprise Mode from Tools menu and F12 Emulation

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, leave the Options field for a URL empty, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor window if you like.

    8. Close and reopen the desktop Internet Explorer 11 to apply if open.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Windows 8.1


    Hi. I'm no expert, but I think there is an issue with the last line line of the .reg file: Enable_IE11_Enterprise_Mode_in_Tools_and_Emulation.reg

    I think it should be "Enable"=""

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    Hello tpeck, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    No worries, it's correct. The minus sign after equal for "Enable"=- is to delete the value at the HKLM location since it's being used at the HKCU location instead.
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    Windows 7\8.1

    setting not in group policy


    I assume you need to copy a new admx file into the GP central store to get IE11 settings? I don't see any Enterprise Mode settings in our GP. I haven't seen it mentioned in any Enterprise Mode guides I've looked at.
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    Hello Ruderger, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The Enterprise Mode GP would only be available in Windows 8.1 Update. Do you have all available updates installed in Windows Update?
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    Windows 7\8.1


    I'm using Windows 7, the opening line (and other pages) suggests it can be enabled on IE11 on Windows 7, "Enterprise Mode, a compatibility mode that runs on Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 7 devices". I think the IE11 I have installed is an old version, it even says "preview" in the about IE window, WU shows no updates though, I'll download a current version and reinstall. Not sure why you would bother using local group policy editor to enable an enterprise feature like this, domain group policy editor would be more appreciated, but all sites I've looked at today just mention local GP so nothing about needing to copy over admx files for 2008 R2 DCs. (maybe this site is meant more for home users, I'm not sure, first time here" thanks.
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    Yep, it being a preview version would be why. It would need to be the final release of IE11 to include this feature.

    We don't get many requests for domain GP, so we do indeed usually cater more to local GP instead.
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    Windows 7\8.1


    Confirming I just installed IE11.0.9600.16428 and I can see Enterprise Mode now, so the reg settings I did earlier are working now. Also confirming I copied the inetres.admx\adml files from the PC with IE11 to domain GPO central store and now I see the "let users turn on and use Enterprise Mode from the tools menu". Thanks.
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    Perfect.
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    Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello tpeck, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    No worries, it's correct. The minus sign after equal for "Enable"=- is to delete the value at the HKLM location since it's being used at the HKCU location instead.
    It is still wrong. The description for the file says enable/disable for all users, not the current user, so it needs to put in the value for the HKLM location and remove the value from the HKCU location. Otherwise the description should change to say Allow only local user to control Enterprise Mode.
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