Unable to configure IE11 via GPO on Server 2008R2

It is our understanding that we need to update Administrative Templates on the server(s) in order to manage IE10/11 via GPO. We downloaded the templates and copied ADMX and ADML files into PolicyDefinitions and PolicyDefinitions\en-us folders as was instructed on MS site. However, when trying to create a new configuration under User->Preferences->Control Panel->IE Settings, option to create new configuration for IE10 is still not available and lists only IE 5 through 8. Would you point us to or explain the correct process so we can manage IE10/11 configuration throughout our AD. Thank You.
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
Problem is that you do not have installed IE11 on machine from which you are configuring GPO
nfinorthitAuthor Commented:
IE11 is installed on the server where I copied ADM* files to
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
This actual issue is that you need a 2012 DC in your domain to configure IE11 settings. You will then only see IE10 which is what you will use to configure your settings. If you do not have a 2012 (minimum) DC then you will not be able to configure this.

And this does NOT work when you use a Windows 8 machines with the RSAT tools installed. You have to have a 2012 DC in your environment.

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nfinorthitAuthor Commented:
Could you point me to MS site which can 100% confirm your statement.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
This is the article illustrating the requirements. However i have tested this in my lab and even if you have Windows 8.1 with RSAT installed it still does not apply the IE10 policies for IE11.


nfinorthitAuthor Commented:

This article contradicts with what you said - "And this does NOT work when you use a Windows 8 machines with the RSAT tools installed". The article says "that you need to have Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1 installed on a Windows 8.1-based computer". My other research shows that all we had to do was apply IE11 Admin Templates to existing server 2008
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
I have not got this to work without having a 2012DC in the domain. If you can get this to work I would be glad to see how it was accomplished.


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nfinorthitAuthor Commented:
Installed RSAT on Windows 8.1. The option to add IE10 is now available under User->Preferences->Control Panel->Internet Settings. So, I added new IE10 configuration but it still doesn't apply on Windows 7 with IE11 machines. Rebooted several times both 7 and 8 machines
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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