GPO to set Internet Explorer as Default Browser
Posted on 2014-07-14
I recently had a browser incompatibility for a web application that many users need. As a work around I had them use firefox while I troubleshooted IE.
Now that I have IE sorted out, I want to force IE back as the default browser for all users.
I found that I can set each file extension (.url . html, etc) under user > Pref> Control Panel > Folder Options
This seems to work fine after some basic testing. It does not though, change the actual "Default Program" back to IE. So any desktop shortcuts still have a firefox icon and I'm sure I will run into other issues further down the road this way.
Is there a better way to do this besides by just file extenstion?
My domain controllers are server 2012 R2 and the workstations are windows 7 pro with Internet Explorer 11