Windows Server 2008 R2 / IE 10 as standard browser via GPO

Hello everybody,

maybe i was searching wrong but i did not find any answer to my question:
is it possible to set ie 10 as the default browser via gpo on windows 7 pro workstations, which have firefox and ie 10 installed. AD-Server is an Windows Server 2008 R2 with ie10 installed.

Maybe someone can give me a hint into the right direction.
Thanks in advance,
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
The option to make Internet Explorer the default browser is not available in the basic Group Policy settings. In order to unlock the option, you need to define a new Group Policy Object, or GPO, and switch to Preferences Mode.

1 Open Group Policy Management.

2 Right-click on your primary Group Policy Object from the list on the left side of the window and choose the "Edit" option. This will launch the Group Policy Object Editor tool.

3 navigate to User Configuration>Windows Settings>

4 Right-click on the entry labeled "Internet Explorer Maintenance" and select "Preference Mode."

5 Double-click on the "Programs (Preference Mode)" icon to view the additional Internet Explorer settings.

6 Click on the radio button next to "Import the Current Program Settings" and then press "Modify Settings."

7 Click on the "Make Default" button in the "Default web browser" section of the window.

8 Press "OK" twice to save the Group Policy Object settings. Update the group policy on all computers.
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itechpartnerCTOAuthor Commented:
Hello everybody,

on Windows Server 2008 R2 and installed IE10 there is no "Internet Explorer Maintenance" existing anymore. That was my problem.....

But i found a solution by myself. Policy-Manager must be run on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 maschines. Only then will the correct configuration options be available.
Thanks, Carsten

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itechpartnerCTOAuthor Commented:
...found the solution by myself.
Could you advise which solution you found as I have the same problem ?
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