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IE11 GPO Deployment Issues - Unable to type into text Fields after upgrade

Last Modified: 2014-05-08
Hello, We are pushing out updates of IE from v9 and v10 to v11. I have used IEAK11 to configure the deployment package. Most settings apart from branding and proxy settings have been left on default. We have a combination of 32bit and 64bit workstations so I have created a package for each. All workstations run Windows 7 and the DC's run Server 2008.

We are experiencing two issues.

1. None of the workstations currently running IE9 will accept the upgrade via the GPO created for the upgrade. It only upgrades workstations running IE10. Once installed it checks with WSUS3 and picks up any remaining IE11 updates required. Any idea why I cant upgrade IE9 workstations?

2. This is were the nightmare begins. Most workstations which run IE10, Pick up the upgrade GPO for IE11 and install it without issue. Again WSUS3 will push out necessary updates at the designated times. The problem is this, Most IE11 workstations have now lost the ability to type into text boxes within websites, ie Search fields, Login Fileds etc. Effectively our users cant do anything apart from use the url field. We are unable to Log into our Web based email portal, We cant access our VLE or Log into any site that required you to type into a text field.

Not all stations do this, Identical builds will upgrade and 75% of them will display the symptoms above. Others seem unaffected. We have been forced to roll back to IE10.

I have gone all over the forums and many have similar issues but there doesn't seem to be a consensus as to what this is.

I'm hoping someone at EE has seen this and will help us sort it out. Its a big one as we are now stuck on IE9 and 10.

Regards, Aelara
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