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Why does IE still put a site in compatibility view on IE11 when it has been completey removed from every instance of group policy?

Jeff Goldbort
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Issue with compatibility view in IE11 and GPO. I've read through some of the base here and haven't yet seen an issue exactly like the one we're having. We have a site that is hosted in house. It's more of an application server. In the previous version of it, it required to be set in comp view in order to display properly. In its newest version, it now needs to be removed from compatibility view. This was defined in GPO of which we have about 30 of, although it was defined in about 5-6 of them. We have two DC's of which I've gone through every setting multiple times to make sure that we've turned off every instance of even having comp view configured across the board. Fast forward a few days since then and the site still acts as if it's in comp view but not for every user. In some cases, resetting IE settings, and rebooting the client machine clears it out, but we cannot figure out why or where this setting may still be being pushed from. Any ideas here are welcome. We are at the point of thinking we should blow out all our GPO's and start over from scratch.
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This is one of the occasions where once a policy is applied then the items in the policy must be explicitly removed.  This is commonly known as tattooing.

The GPO isn't being reapplied but is being retained..
Jeff GoldbortSenior IT Support Specialist

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the items in the policy have been removed individually and then the policy changed to "not configured" after the fact and that didn't work. I'm assuming that's what you mean by removing explicitly? I thought that maybe having the sites in the "site to zone assignment list" could be causing an issue as well, but removing them from there also did not resolve the issue.
Jeff GoldbortSenior IT Support Specialist

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well, i'll re-state the issue in a new question, thanks.