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  • Blog Post: Optimizing Performance with automatic Proxyconfiguration scripts (PAC)

    Hi Team, when creating an automatic proxy-configuration script (PAC-filer or also known as wpad.dat), questions arrive on how these could be optimized in order to speed up their performance The functions which can be used in order to evaluate an address (URL and hostname) are explained in the following...
  • Blog Post: User Proxy settings showing up in Local System Account - Correct way to apply Proxy settings

    If you are wondering how your local system account is getting proxy settings even though you have applied proxy settings only for users, this post will help you. Here you will see the proxy settings set in Local system account: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet...
  • Blog Post: IE10 Removing IEMaintenance from Window 7 and Windows 2008 R2

    Hi, we just want to share some information regarding some changes introduced with IE10 that may impact the way you manage your Internet Explore Policies. As the TechNet article " Replacements for Internet Explorer Maintenance " states that: "By default In Windows® 8, the IEM settings have been...
  • Blog Post: Guidelines on enabling, configuring and troubleshooting ActiveX Installer service (Axis)

    Hi everybody! In this Blog you will find instructions on how to locally enable, configure and troubleshoot the AXiS service. The ActiveX Installer Service (AXIS) was first introduced in Windows Vista and currently available in Widows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. The service purpose is to allow IT Admins...
  • Blog Post: How to troubleshoot IE Enhanced Security warning "Content from the website listed below is being blocked by the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration" ?

    Hello Everyone! This is Vinod from the IE team and I would like to share an informative concept about the IE Enhanced security feature which I discovered. Scenario: User of a Terminal Server, still getting a Warning even after the administrator disabled it via Server Manager or Script. In the...
  • Blog Post: Using /run32 Procmon command line argument for 32-bit procmon log analysis

    In this post, I like to share a scenario that you may find when trying to open a procmon pml file that was captured on a 32bit operating system and trying to open it from a 64bit client machine. If you find your self asking someone to gather some process monitor from a 32-bit client machine and once...
  • Blog Post: Centralized Data and Internet Explorer

    As they become more familiar with the benefits and gains to be realized by working in the cloud, administrators are investigating various methods to centralize user data. Benefits By centralizing data, users will reap the obvious rewards of having their important information accessible to them...
  • Blog Post: Using the IE9 Blocker Toolkit

    Hello everyone! Many enterprise administrators will want to control how and when IE9 is deployed to their organization through Automatic Updates to give them an opportunity to test their applications for compatibility. In this post, we cover answers to some common questions related to the IE9 Blocker...
  • Blog Post: .NET control no longer loads in IE8 in Internet Zone

    Hello There!   Veena here to discuss an important change made in Internet Explorer 8 that could impact you. With Internet Explorer 8 it is no longer possible to load .NET controls in Internet zone under the default(medium-high) security setting. In Internet Explorer 8, we have added a new UI-less...
  • Blog Post: Printing improvements within the User Interface of Internet Explorer 8.0

    Hi everyone! We have made several CSS related improvements around printing to improve the readability of printed Web content and offer more control and functionality in the print medium. To read more about that, click here . Today, I will discuss two non-CSS related feature improvements that enhances...
  • Blog Post: FTP and Internet Explorer… What to do, what to do.

    Hi everyone! As many of you know, with the release of Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft made some changes to how IE7 uses FTP. It’s outlined in this KB article, Separation of Internet Explorer 7 from the Windows shell (KB928675) . Since then, I’ve seen “mixed results” about the changes. Recently,...
  • Blog Post: How can I run a “Fix IT” silently?

    Hi, Axel from the IE Escalation team again with a quick note on how to use a Microsoft Fix IT to remove IE 8 silently . First, I would like to thank the “Fix IT” team for quickly answering my questions about the tools functionality! When I first learned of the Microsoft Fix ITs being available...
  • Blog Post: Compatibility View Button Displays on web pages with X-UA-Compatible Tag in Internet Explorer 8

    Hi everyone! I am sure you have noticed Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View button, located on the address bar next to the ‘stop’ and ‘refresh’ buttons. As we discussed in the blog Introducing Compatibility View , the Compatibility View button only appears when it makes sense to do so.  ...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Compatibility Modes in Internet Explorer 8

    Hi everyone! With the release of IE 8, we felt that providing a little more detail around the different Compatibility Modes might be useful, so here goes! A fundamental problem discussed during each and every Internet Explorer release is balancing new features and functionality with site compatibility...
  • Blog Post: “Open these the next time I use Internet Explorer” no longer an option in IE 8

    Hi everyone! Just a quick post to make you aware of a feature in IE7 that is not going to be included in IE 8. This pertains to the options IE7 provides you when closing out a multi-tabbed IE process. These check box options are available when unhidden: So with the, “Open these the next time...
  • Blog Post: How can I tell if IE has received a WPAD configuration file when “Automatic detection” is enabled?

    Alejendro, this blogs for you!   Unfortunately, there is nothing within the IE User Interface itself that tells you a WPAD file was downloaded for use by IE.  However, we can provide you a quick method of verification…   First, clear any cached data from the Temporary Internet Files directory...
  • Blog Post: More information about Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View

    You might remember a blog we posted back in December regarding Compatibility View in IE8. Well, we’ve come across some more interesting details and it directly effects the RC1 build. If you’ve read the IE Dev Blog regarding Compatibility View, then you have some idea about this new feature coming with...
  • Blog Post: IE7 - Introducing the Phishing Filter

    Friday, March 16, 2007 9:37 AM Before looking at the new Phishing Filter for IE7 and what it does, it is important to understand what Phishing is, and some common Phishing techniques. Phishing is a criminal activity. Using social engineering techniques, phishers attempt to fraudulently acquire...
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