ToolTip: IEDigest

IEDigest is collecting all relevant Internet Explorer settings and generates a well formated HTML report. In addition to this there is an XML output as well which can be taken for comparing reports coming from different environments. This is helpfull for troubleshooting purposes when having working and non-working machines. IEDigest can also be executd in commandline mode. IEDigest can be downloaded from the Microsoft download center here. Although not fully up to date, documentation can Read More …

The “This website needs Internet Explorer” Message

As you probably know by know, Microsoft Edge is now the default Browser on Windows 10, but IE11 can still be used.  While using the Microsoft Edge browser I’ve noticed that now and then when opening a website, the following message is displayed.   So where does this message come from, and how does Microsoft Edge know that the page works best in Internet Explorer? For Enterprise users Microsoft has extended the functiionality of the Read More …

PowerShell Script to Retrieve Internet Explorer Telemetry Data

During the past days I have been busy deploying the Internet Explorer Site Discovery Toolkit to our Internet Explorer 11 test clients. I will write about the deployment of the Toolkit in a separate post. Today I would like to share with you a PowerShell script I put together that allows you to retrieve the collected Internet Explorer Telemetry data from local or remote computers. Internet Explorer Telemetry data is stored into the following WMI Read More …

PowerShell Script to retrieve content from Internet Explorer ActiveX blocking log

In preparation of the Internet Explorer out of date ActiveX control blocking activities I wrote the below script that retrieves the content of the log stored under LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AuditMode\VersionAuditLog.csv You can download the script from here

 

New IE Group Policy Settings for blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls

As anounced by Microsoft last week on their IEBlog Internet Explorer will start blocking out of date ActiveX controls For managed environments there are updated administrative templates for Internet Explorer to control the behaviour of the ActiveX blocking feature. Although the link brings you to a site called “Administrative Templates for Internet Explorer 11” the settings are set to work for Internet Explorer 8,9, 10 and 11. If you haven’t updated your administrative templates since Read More …

How to build a site Windows 8.1 tile for your blog

With just a few clicks and pasting 3 lines of code you can create a Windows 8.1 live tile for your blog. Here’s what you need to do. Navigate to http://www.buildmypinnedsite.com/en and fill in the requested information. Copy the code. Next copy the code into your website. I added the code to the header.php of my WordPress site. If you use another blogging platform, just add to the other meta tags of your website. Now Read More …

How to disable Java add-ons in Internet Explorer with Group Policy

Follow the below steps to disable Java in Internet Explorer with Group Policy. Open Internet Explorer, then from the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons. Locate the Java add-on, select and double click on it. Click on the Copy button to copy the content and paste it into notepad Name: Sun Java Console Publisher: Oracle America, Inc. Type: Browser Extension Architecture: 32-bit Version: 7.0.100.18 File date: ‎Today, ‎January ‎13, ‎2013, ‏‎15 minutes ago Date last accessed: Read More …

How to run TechNet Virtual Labs on Windows 8 with IE10 and get around the “Cookie” error

A few weeks ago I wanted to run a TechNet Virtual Lab, but ran into an issue where I would get an error message saying “This site requires that your browser can accept cookies”. So tried to change the settings within Internet Explorer settings, but with no luck, so gave up to do this on Windows 8 CP with IE10 assuming that’s one of the side effects of using Beta software. Now today having loaded Read More …

The Internet Explorer Compatibility List

In today’s blog post I’d like to share some basic information I gathered today about the Internet Explorer Compatibility list option that is available within the Compatibility View Settings in Internet Explorer 8 and 9. By default this setting is enabled and causes websites that are listed within the Compatibility list to render properly in newer versions of Internet Explorer. When you have the Include updated website lists from Microsoft option enabled, you should have Read More …

Update for Google Toolbar available (fixes issues with Internet Explorer 8 and 9

If you’re using the Google Toolbar and Internet Explorer 8/9 you might have experienced bad browser performance (I did). There is an update from Google that seems to solve these issues. It did for me so far. The Microsoft KB can be found here but since that article only refers to the Google site, you can get the update directly from here