Group Policy and Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)
The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application is retired and out of support as of June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10.
You can still access older, legacy sites that require Internet Explorer with Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge. Learn how.
The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will progressively redirect to the faster, more secure Microsoft Edge browser, and will ultimately be disabled via Windows Update. Disable IE today.
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Use the topics in this section to learn about Group Policy and how to use it to manage Internet Explorer.
In this section
|New group policy settings for Internet Explorer 11||Info about many of the new group policy settings added for Internet Explorer 11.|
|Group Policy management tools||Guidance about how to use Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to manage your Group Policy settings.|
|ActiveX installation using group policy||Info about using the ActiveX Installer Service (AXIS) and Group Policy to manage your ActiveX control deployment.|
|Group Policy and compatibility with Internet Explorer 11||Our Group Policy recommendations for security, performance, and compatibility with previous versions of IE, regardless of which Zone the website is in.|
|Group policy preferences and Internet Explorer 11||Info about Group Policy preferences, as compared to Group Policy settings.|
|Administrative templates and Internet Explorer 11||Info about Administrative Templates, including where to store them and the related Group Policy settings.|
|Enable and disable add-ons using administrative templates and group policy||Guidance about how to use your local Group Policy editor or the CLSID and Administrative Templates to manage your Group Policy objects.|