Group policy preferences and Internet Explorer 11
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Group Policy preferences are less strict than Group Policy settings, based on:
|Type||Group Policy preferences||Group Policy settings|
|Flexibility||Lets you create preference items for registry settings, files, and folders.||
|Local Group Policy||Not available||Available|
|Awareness||Supports apps that aren't Group Policy-aware||Requires apps to be Group Policy-aware|
|Targeting and filtering||
For more information about Group Policy preferences, see the Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server.