Fix validation problems using the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager

Applies to:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

When you add multiple sites to your Enterprise Mode site list entries, they’re validated by the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager before they’re entered into your global list. If a site doesn’t pass validation, you’ll have a couple of options to address it.

There are typically 3 types of errors you’ll see:

  • Validation. The site caused a validation error. Typically these occur because of typos, malformed URLs, or access-related issues. You can pick the site, click Add to list to ignore the problem and accept the site to your site list, or you can click OK to keep the site off of your site list.

  • Duplicate. The site already exists in the global compatibility list with a different compatibility mode. For example, the site was originally rendered in Enterprise Mode, but this update is for Default IE. You can pick the site, click Add to list to ignore the problem and accept the change to your site list, or you can click OK to keep your original compatibility mode.

  • Redirection. This is the least common type of validation error. Typically in this situation, a site redirects from an easy-to-remember URL to a longer URL. Like \\tar redirects to \\timecard. You can add the short URL or you can add both the short and long versions to your list.
    Another possibility is that redirection happens multiple times, with an intermediary site experiencing compatibility issues. For example, an employee types a short URL that then redirects multiple times, finally ending up on a non-intranet site. In this situation, you might want to add the intermediary URLs to your Enterprise Mode site list, in case there’s logic in one of them that has compatibility issues.