Use the First Run Wizard and Welcome Page Options page in the IEAK 11 Wizard

The First Run Wizard and Welcome Page Options page of the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 11 lets you decide what your employee’s see the first time they log on to IE, based on their operating system.

  • Windows 8.1 Update and newer. No longer includes a Welcome page, so if you pick the Use Internet Explorer 11 Welcome Page or the Use a custom Welcome page option, IEAK creates an initial Home page that loads before all other Home pages, as the first tab. This only applies to the Internet Explorer for the desktop.

  • Windows 7 SP1. You can disable the first run page for Windows 7 SP1 and then pick a custom Welcome page to show instead. If you don’t customize the settings on this page, your employees will see the default IE Welcome page.

To use the First Run Wizard and Welcome Page Options page

  1. Check the Use IE11 First Run wizard (recommended) box to use the default First Run wizard in IE.

    Clearing this box lets you use the IE11 Welcome page or your custom Welcome page.

  2. If you cleared the First Run wizard box, you can decide which Welcome page to use:

    • Use IE11 Welcome Page. Check this box if you want to use the default IE11 Welcome page.

    • Use a custom Welcome Page. Check this box if you want to use a custom Welcome page. If you choose this option, you need to add the URL to your custom page.

  3. Click Next to go to the Compatibility View page or Back to go to the Browsing Options page.