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Ieak 10 /11 Deploying IE settings

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Hello, at the moment we are deploying our IE settings and proxy server settings via an old GPO using the internet maintenance snap in which has now disappeared since we have upgraded past IE 9 and we are now looking to setup a new GPO on our Windows Server 2012.

At the moment we are running a mixture of IE 10 and IE 11 machines (soon to all be IE11) and going forward we looking to use IEAK kit to deploy current and new IE settings but we are unable to get this working.

I install the IEAK kit and customise the IE settings and it outputs a msi and a exe file but when they are run it does nothing but displays the following message in event viewer

Product: Windows Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 -- Installation completed successfully.

This has been tested on machines on and off the domain but still no luck, it seems to work if its a full packaged install of IE 11 but for the machines that are already IE 11 we are looking to rebrand them only with the new settings as they are the latest version of IE already. This would run as a verify on start-up to ensure if the user changed the setting it would revert back on next start up.

DC is running 2012 server
Client machines are windows 7 Enterprise sp1 64bit and a few windows 8.1

We would be grateful for any inputs or if you require anymore information
I am new to Ieak :D
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ChrisLead Infrastructure Architect
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For deploying IE10/11 you are best off using Group Policy preferences to configure and deploy settings

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Thanks for your reply, we are unable to set the proxy settings with group policy since we went passed IE 9 as the internet maintenance is no longer there to use.

Please advise
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you are no longer able to set them via internet maintenance but you can set them usin group policy preferences

this has nice screen shots of what i am talking about

http://4sysops.com/archives/internet-explorer-10-administration-part-3-group-policy-preferences/

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Morning, we have tried this but have had no luck, we have also tried using a Windows server 2012 R2 with IE11 installed and there is not a option for IE 11 , so the latest we can configure seems to be IE 10. I have tried IE 10 and this did not configure IE 11. please see attached

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IE11 doesn't appear as an option (slight oversight from MS) but it should apply and configure IE11 without an issue.

You do need 2012 R2 or 8.1 to configure and maintain those settings.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2898604/en-us

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Thanks for your reply, we have tried this and these settings are not being applied to either IE10 and 11, we have done a GPresult and on the results it shows the settings are for IE 5 and 6 and also in the GP results it doesn't mention the home pages we have entered and the proxy settings, please see screenshots attached and advise if possible.
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ChrisLead Infrastructure Architect
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Hmm that is quite odd. Where are you running the GP results from server or client?

i haven't seen the issue with IE10, but i have had some issues applying them to IE9

i will do some testing on our policies we are just rolling out the IE11 to some test workstations and get back to you

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great thanks, this is done direct on from the server, all our over GPO's go out fine apart from this one. please let me know if you need any other information. also the users are local admins on the machines so they shouldn't be blocked from anything.
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ChrisLead Infrastructure Architect
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that from a 2008 or 2012 server?

its worth running GPresults from the workstation to double check what thats doing.

How do you have you group polices configured - do yo have a central store or does it pull from the local machine

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Afternoon, we are running at the moment from a windows server 2012 and windows server 2012 r2, before we upgraded we did try this from a windows server 2008 r2 and we had the same problem. We run all our GPO from a central store and have even created a fresh GPO for this just to be sure. Please see attached a GPResult from my test machine which only has this new GPO assigned to it for testing

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ChrisLead Infrastructure Architect
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this looks like it might be appropriate for your issue. check through the symptoms and see if it matches your scenario properly

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2798787

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Thanks for the information, this only applies to windows server 2008 r2 and lower so we are unable to install this update also reading the above KB the name will be wrong but  they settings should still apply. Please advise if you can think of anything else we would try to resolve our GPO issue
Thanks for your help
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this works perfectly

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Nice 1 gbadmin. This sorted the issue I was experiencing

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