GPO settings for Internet Explorer 11

Hi All

Just wondering if you could point me to the right direction to configure GPO for a Remote Desktop Server please?
This setting will be applied across 10 RDS servers.
Windows Server 2012 R2

I’d like to configure the following as default browser settings for all users please
•      * as Trusted Site
• as Home Page
•      IE set to delete all Browsing history on Exit
•      Website Data Settings - Check for newer versions of stored pages: Every time I visit the webpage
•      Proxy settings – Proxy to use port 8080 (HTTP and HTTPS)

Many Thanks in anticipation.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
What you need to do is download Administrative Templates for IE from  Once you have it downloaded then for a computer with IE 11, create your GPO and apply it to to your users.  If you want it only on the RDS servers then you could create a WMI filter to apply it only the RDS servers.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If you want it only on the RDS servers then you could create a WMI filter to apply it only the RDS servers.

Personally I not use WMI Filter as it puts more load when processing policies to machines. What I would do is create a Sub OU, add all of your RDS servers into this OU and apply the policy to the new OU with the RDS servers in there.

Also reference IE 11 Group Policies

Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
I concur with Will, it would be wise to separate RDS to a sub-OU of its own as you also need to apply other policies specific to RDS such as loopback, etc.
You can do this with group policy preferences. You will need a Windows 8 computer with RSAT or a 2012+ domain controller

These are settings you want to apply to the USERS, so you want your RDS users in their own OU.

Go to Group Policy Management. Create a new GPO, then right click and choose Edit to begin editing the GPO

Under Users - Preferences - Control Panel Settings - Internet Settings. Right click and choose New -> Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10 GPP's also apply to IE 11)

Configure all the settings as you would if you were sitting in your own browser. If there's a text field that is underlined in red that you have configured, you'll need to hit F6 to apply it (it will turn green)

Hit OK once done. Then tie the GP to the Users OU you created.

That is pretty much it.

Can use this link as a reference (scroll halfway down to see how to use Group Policy Preferences

good luck!

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