Disable Internet Explorer 11 as a standalone browser

This policy lets you restrict launching of Internet Explorer as a standalone browser.

If you enable this policy, it:
- Prevents Internet Explorer 11 from launching as a standalone browser.
- Restricts Internet Explorer's usage to Microsoft Edge's native 'Internet Explorer mode'.
- Redirects all attempts at launching Internet Explorer 11 to Microsoft Edge Stable Channel browser.
- Overrides any other policies that redirect to Internet Explorer 11.

If you disable, or don't configure this policy, all sites are opened using the current active browser settings. Note: Microsoft Edge Stable Channel must be installed for this policy to take effect.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows 10

Notify that Internet Explorer 11 browser is disabled


  1. Never
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value NameNotifyDisableIEOptions
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Always
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value NameNotifyDisableIEOptions
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Once per user
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value NameNotifyDisableIEOptions
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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