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Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers first developed by Microsoft Corporation in 1995. It is included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95.

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Ok, don't know how to phrase my question but here it goes:
There was a conversation in the office about links that when clicked on, goes to a specific part within a the page, not at the beginning .  The curious thing is, the page is not property or work of the user who sent the link or the user has no control of said page.  

So, to use an example for the above, I would like to send the link ('Get the most out of home blood pressure monitoring') to colleague.  When the she clicks on it, I would like the link to open the Mayo Clinic web-page and go straight to the part 'Measure your blood pressure twice daily'.

What u guys think?  How can I do this without me being the author of the page?
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I have a windows 2016 server with IE11. I need to set the security to medium ( Also need to set the privacy to medium. I have a Windows 2012 server with this configuration. The same settings in Windows 2016 security is not still letting me have a medium setting ( on the slidebar)
Also, I don't see a slidebar on privacy to select medium
Can you please help me in how I can get this ( This is part of an application installation)
IE CrashHi,
 I have two windows 10 computers where IE crashes with the message posted when I click File from the menu and choose Print.
 The computer runs fine whenever IE crashes.
 Other browsers like Chrome and Firefox run just fine.
 I have tried to reset IE and uninstall/reinstall IE, but to no avail.

 Can you help?
I am trying to access data from on Internet Explorer using Excel VBA

So far I have been successful in getting the family data from an individual's profile page.

Now I am trying to be able to click on the family member to go to his/her page but cannot find the anchor to do so.

Can anyone help me out with this?

Using a browser other than Internet Explorer is also welcome.

Sub getImmediateFamilyFromMyheritage(IE As Object)
    Dim w As Object
    Dim html As String
    Dim htmlarray
    Dim pcel As Range
    Dim tcel As Range
    Dim i As Long
    Dim DesSzCol As Range
    Dim MembrCol As Range
    Set MembrCol = Cells.Find("Member Column", , , xlWhole).EntireColumn
    Set DesSzCol = Cells.Find("Descendent Size", , , xlWhole).EntireColumn
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
  For Each w In CreateObject("Shell.Application").Windows
    If w.Name = "Internet Explorer" Then
        Set HTMLDoc = w.document
        html = HTMLDoc.body.innerText
        htmlarray = Split(Mid(html, InStr(html, "Immediate family"), _
                            InStr(InStr(html, "Immediate family"), html, "showCAPTCHA") - _
                            InStr(html, "Immediate family")) & vbLf & vbCr, vbLf)
        Set pcel = ActiveCell
        Set tcel = pcel.Offset(1, 1)
        For i = 1 To UBound(htmlarray)
        htmlarray(i) = Replace(htmlarray(i), vbCr, "")
        Select Case htmlarray(i) 'InStr("His son His daughter 

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I'm researching possible updates to my security policies, and a couple of changes give me pause.

1. Windows IExpress Untrusted Search Path Vulnerability - This would require that I quarantine any and all ZIP, EXE, and RAR files on workstations, possibly have only my staff release them from quarantine manually if they prove to be legit.

2. Block ActiveX components from running on IE browsers - This would require that I set a GPO blocking any and all ActiveX from running on IE browsers, since we are on a business environment though, IE is used by most users instead of Chrome due to compatibility.

Has anyone tried doing this? Did the changes have unintended consequences?

I want to install from command line (script), and MSIE add-on, which is a cab file stored on internal web server.
The cab contains two files:

The inf contains, that:

I see on Internet, different solutions, but nothing works.
rundll32.exe advpack.dll,....
pkgmgr ...
I've tried to copy the two files, on "C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files", to register the ocx with the regsvr32.exe command.
After that, the add-in is in the add-ins MSIE list, but is disabled.
I don't know how to enable it with command line?

My purpose is to automate the add-in installation, directly without GPO (I have another tool to teledistribute, an automate some actions).

Thank you for your help.

Hello fellow Experts Exchange members:

I have a user whose Internet Explorer 11 is not displaying several (but not all) websites correctly.

The user reports fonts are incorrect and images either do not load or display incorrectly.

For an example, I have attached screenshots showing a business-critical website when viewed in Internet Explorer and Google Chrome on the user's computer.

Google Chrome (correct):
Google Chrome screenshot - correct
Internet Explorer (incorrect):
Internet Explorer screenshot - incorrect
Comparing the two screenshots, in Internet Explorer: the fonts that appear are different, the pop-up buttons appearing on the left and right of the central content with arrow symbols are displaying in a different language, and the Facebook and YouTube buttons on the top right are missing the Facebook and YouTube symbols.

(Surprisingly, Internet Explorer is displaying the correct phone number for the business while Google Chrome is displaying an incorrect phone number.)

I have tried the following:
  • Adding the website to the Trusted Sites list - no difference
  • Clearing the cache and having the browser download a new copy of the page each time a website is visited - no difference
  • Browsing in No-Addons mode - no difference
  • Using the Internet Options Control Panel applet to Reset the browser - no difference
  • Installing all Microsoft updates - no difference

Have any fellow Experts Exchange members encountered a similar situation and found a resolution?


I have a client who uses for their banking.  They have to use Internet Explorer as it is a requirement of the software.

Problem is IE wont load website. If I refresh the page a couple of times it eventually loads but doesnt present the user with a buttton to click on.

If I log into the PC with a different account I can access it fine. Any suggestions how I can maybe factory reset IE or similar t try to resolve this?
Dear All

         I was planning to create a GPO to enable Automatic logon only in Intranet zone in Browser Edge, and below is the step that I followed, but after applied to Computer OU, when I use Edge to access company intranet site, I still get the popup to enter domain user id and password, any idea what I have done wrong ? any help would be appreciated, Thanks

Our sharepoint system is sync'd to active directory for job descriptions and some other things.   it is sharepoint 2013 btw.   I go to the manage user profiles section and run a "Start profile synchronization".
I go to check the edit user profile on the admin farm and the Title is now correct.  It pulled it from Active Directory as expected.  
I then rerun the index crawl search and it completes as expected.

when I do a search for this person in the directory, the old Title is still populated in the search results....
I have cleared all my cookies and history in the IE.  does anyone know a work around for this problem.    It has been occurring for months and my sharepoint guy cant find a fix
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windows 10 ie 11 missing temp location and has 0 cache value set.  see pic.
When I run a report within SSDT, the font color on a textbox works properly, showing up in red as the value is well above the target in blue text:

However, when I deploy the report and run it in IE11, the font is incorrectly black:

In IE11
The real kicker is if I export the IE11 output to PDF, it shows up in the expected color (red).
I know I'm looking at the correct report on both ends because if I set the font color to something static like "Purple", it is the same in both SSDT and IE11.

Perhaps one other consideration: there is a drilldown (action) on this textbox.

Any thoughts how to resolve this?
According to the Help/About window, this is using SQL Server Data Tools 14.0.61712.050 and SSRS 14.0.1016.232. IE is 11.0.9600.19356.

Can I open a page in an Internet Explorer through a page in a Chrome browser?
In other word, regardless of the browser type that I'm residing in, I need when click on HTML link to open it in IE only, for that particular link only.
C#, MVC, javaScript
please help.
Please, only answer this question if you have had experience with the internetexplorer.application object.

I am automating an Excel program which looks up multiple keys in a government webpage

I had been using Sendkeys to navigate that window, but about 10% of the time the webpage does not get saved.

I even added some ugly restart logic and eventually beat my program into submission -- it works but i am not happy with it.

I am now revisiting the project and I am looking for a cleaner approach that does not use sendkeys.

Can somebody modify the attached code to navigate the open / save / cancel box ?  (You can cut and paste my code into a standard module and test it yourself)

Sub quicktest()

Dim x As Object

Dim ie As InternetExplorer, tryCnt As Long, ixSendKeys As Long
Dim HWNDSrc As Long

Dim i As Long, y As Variant, HWnd, countdown As Long

    Set ie = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.application")
     ie.visible = True
    ie.Navigate ""
    GoSub wait4
    Application.SendKeys "%n~"  ' dismiss yellow box
    GoSub wait4
    Set x = ie.Document.getElementsByName("SelectedFundingYear")(0)
    x.selectedIndex = 1
    GoSub wait4
    Set x = ie.Document.getElementsByName("SelectedStateId")(0)
    x.selectedIndex = 1
    GoSub wait4
    GoSub wait4

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We have an application running in Internet Explorer Version 11.0.9600.19301.  This application runs cases for us and creates letters by merging data into a MS Word template (office professional plus 2016). This environment is used by around 45 employees and is delivered to users through a Citrix remote desktop environment.

The issue is that for a handful of users, when the word document is created it only runs in the background, you see the instance of winword.exe start up in task manager, but you can't get to the document. The case will not move as it asks you to close word and you can only do this by ending the winword.exe instance in task manager.

We can clear the problem temporarily by creating a new user profile for the individual. This allows them to work normally, but after a while, and with no apparent reason, it then reverts back to having the issue after a period of time - so the problem must be profile related.

Any help or advice as to how I can debug this issue is greatly appreciated.
I am posting form data to a URL using VBA from MS Access.  However, I need to end up on the URL that I'm posting the form data to and I can't seem to do this since the url ends in .php.  How do i land on the same URL that i just posted to?
URL = ""
        Set IE = Nothing
        Set IE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
        IE.Navigate "about:blank"
        IE.Visible = True
        Set xmlhttp = CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP")
        xmlhttp.Open "POST", URL, False
        xmlhttp.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
        xmlhttp.send (sPayLoad)
        Response = xmlhttp.responseText
        While IE.busy
        IE.Document.Write Response
Does anybody recognize this behaviour?

With the following HTML, I open a new page (the same one) supplying a non-ascii form field parameter with value "Ϩ" (a backword "S", like)
The page itself is marked as "charset=iso-8859-1" so I expect that charset to be used for the request.

With "Form1" the request to the web server contains exactly "Ϩ" (however CGI-quoted: "Field1=%26%231000%3B")
With "Form2" the  request however contains the parameter in UTF-8 format (CGI-quoted: "Field2=%CF%A8")
What would be the cause of this difference?

Do note that in IE11 this behaviour is consistent , but in Chrome (ver 73)  I get the Form2 UTF-8 coding only when the Form2 window does not exist to begin with.
Keeping the opened Form2 window on screen, and then re-submitting from the main page (re-using the already opened Form2 window), then Chrome uses "Ϩ" coding also for Form2.

If I change the meta charset tags to "utf-8", then I (of course) always get UTF-8 coding for both Form1 and Form2.

So... why is UTF-8 used in the request for Form2, even though I state "iso-8859-1" as charset (my http server never specifies a charset in the http headers, so the "meta charset" info is the only one available)
Any ideas?

The file is to be named "test.htm"
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="iso-8859-1">
<meta charset="iso-8859-1">
function submit1()
function submit2()
  var win ='', 

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Been fighting an issue that occurs at a client site. Using IE 11 the websites load quickly (they are on fiber 100 meg up/down), however when they login to the site it can be from 45 seconds to 3 minutes before the site comes up. Using Chrome it only takes about 20 seconds to login. I tried Firefox to see what it was like and it took 3-5 minutes.
I tried the sites from our office and IE took from 1 to 1 1/2 minutes to load, but 20 seconds with Chrome.
They have Windows 7 and Windows 10 PC's and it acts the same on all. When they first contacted me I jumped to the conclusion that it was DNS without asking enough questions to discover it occurred on only 4 sites and they were ones they log into for their dealers.

Looking for any guidance from experts.

And yes I would tell them to use Chrome, but they refuse to use anything but IE
I have a setup.bat file that installs IE11 and 9 prerequisites ( Cab Files) in a folder. I have tested the script as below.

copy the folder containing the setup.bat  and the prerequisites to the client computer and run the setup file installs the IE11.

now I want to deploy this using SCCM.

what should be the correct procedure. if I just create a package that has source files and create a program with the command line as cmd \c setup.bat, distribute it to distribution points and deploy to collections.

do I need to copy the prerequisites separately to the clients or will the complete source folder will be copied to the client

am I missing something. please provide me with details of how to deploy this application
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need some help analyzing the custom package I created for internet explorer 11 using internet explorer administration kit 11.

the package that includes all the prerequisites does not run on the clients and does not install prerequisite nor ie11.

help appreciated.

log attached

00:00.000: ====================================================================
00:00.125: Started: 2019/03/28 (Y/M/D) 12:21:00.990 (local)
00:00.203: Time Format in this log: MM:ss.mmm (minutes:seconds.milliseconds)
00:00.266: Command line: C:\Users\admin-1\AppData\Local\Temp\IXP000.TMP\IE-REDIST.exe  /ieak-full:C:\Users\admin-1\AppData\Local\Temp\IXP000.TMP\ /quiet /forcerestart
00:00.312: INFO:    Setup installer for Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
00:00.422: INFO:    Previous version of Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
00:00.468: INFO:    Checking if iexplore.exe's current version is between 11.0.9600.0...
00:00.546: INFO:    ...and
00:00.562: INFO:    Maximum version on which to run IEAK branding is:
00:00.593: INFO:    iexplore.exe version check success. Install can proceed.
00:00.624: INFO:    Operating System: Windows Workstation: 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
00:00.780: INFO:    IEAKPRXY>>[BEGIN] Call to IEAKInitialize()
00:00.827: INFO:    IEAKPRXY>>IEAK_DLL: Date:3/28/2019 (M/D/Y) Time:12:21:1

00:00.905: INFO:    IEAKPRXY>>IEAK_DLL: Install Engine - download directory set to C:\Users\admin-1\AppData\Local\Temp\IXP000.TMP

00:00.936: INFO:   …
Deploying internet explorer 11

we have windows 7 32 and 64 bit clients running Internet explorer 9. we have to upgrade them to Internet Explorer 11.

80 % of the clients have sccm agents installed and rest do not have the SCCM agent deployed. There are prerequisites that need to be installed before you can upgrade to IE 11

as part of the Testing I did the  following:

created a package using IEAK 11 for both 32 and 64 bit machines. the package contains prerequisites as detailed in the article (

deployed it through sccm and also manually and the IE 11 32 bit deployment in successful both manually and using sccm.

created a package for 64 bit the same way but not even a single prerequisite installed nor IE11. the >msi starts and stops without installing anything.

I need some alternative solutions for the following.

deploying IE 11 on 64 bit windows 7 machines using SCCM.

then some mechanism of entering the computers in a text file. running a script remotely on the clients soo that it connets to a script in a shared folder and install the prerequisites and IE. both on 32 and 64 bit computers.

I have attached the IE_Main log file of bith the 32 bit computer on which it was successful. and the 64 bit computer on which it failed.

any help appreciated.
Silent printing using pdf.js

I have simple page that prints pdf using pdf.js (without necesarylly open that

it works in chrome and FF, it does not work in IE, can you please tell me how can I modify that so it works everywhere
(in FF/Chrome it prints PDF, in IE it just print the browser page)

Here's the code (note that I made iframe visible, but it could be hidden ( height=0 width=0 and it still works in chrome/FF)

<!DOCTYPE html>

		function printPdf(){
			var url = 'helloworld1.pdf'; // thi is the pdf I want to print
			var viewerUrlurl = 'web/viewer.html?file=' + url;
			document.getElementById('iframe').src = viewerUrlurl;

			var printContentWindow = function () {
				var iframe = document.getElementById('iframe');
				if (iframe.contentWindow!=null && iframe.contentWindow.PDFViewerApplication !=null 
					&& iframe.contentWindow.PDFViewerApplication.overlayManager 
					&& iframe.contentWindow.PDFViewerApplication.pdfViewer.pageViewsReady) {
	'pdf loaded and ready for printing');
				} else {
		<h1>Test page for pdf.js printing</h1>
			<input type="button" onclick="printPdf()" value="print test.pdf">

			Content of the page is not supposed to be printed at all
		<iframe id="iframe" width="900" 

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I seem to be having an issue with TLS connections. I attempt to browse to a site and I receive the following error:

"This page can’t be displayed

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to  again. If this error persists, it is possible that this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite such as RC4 (link for the details), which is not considered secure. Please contact your site administrator."

The requested TLS settings are already enabled in IE11. I do have another server in the same OU and that server works fine. I have also verified that the SCHANNEL reg settings match on both servers so the ciphers should be the same.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
i have a win7 PC with ie11.
how to let ie11 compactibility view add a site (for example:,  add it once for all users, without every new user have to do that by herself?
Hello Experts,

I want to apply   some configuration changes to IE11 via GPO.
With using administrative templates, I'm beginning to see daylight for almost settings.

But I could not find  setting for Cookie in the templates.

What I want to set is as below,

As for Cookie,
Always accept Session Cookie
First Party:accept
Third Party:accept

Are there any other template for those setting, Or Do I need to describe registry key  directly on GPEditor ?

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Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers first developed by Microsoft Corporation in 1995. It is included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95.

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