IE9 homepage configured by GPO doesn’t work

Symptom: You configured a customized homepage for IE by GPO.While the homepage configured by GPO is applied OK in IE8, the same in IE9 isn’t working. However, after you run gpupdate /force, it works. It happens only when you create a new user profile Root Cause: By default branding is kicking in, it will lead to…


OCS 2007 may not able to download address book after upgrading to IE9

Recently we noticed some customers reported that after upgrading to IE9 from IE8, Oiffice communicator can not  download the company address book. Well, you are not observing this issue in Lync Server/Client environment. Resolution: Generally, the ABS file is placed under “https” url, e.g. https://servername/abs/int/files/sample_Company_phone_Number_Normalization_rules.txt. So here are some actions you should take: 1. Make sure the…


Recommended articles for resolving printing issues in Internet Explorer 9(IE9)

Some customers reported that when printing or viewing the print preview of a webpage in Internet Explorer 9, the webpage may not print or preview correctly. There are some known issues, you can reference below articles to resolve it: Errors occur when using Canon printer drivers to print from Windows Internet Explorer 9 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2522071/en-us Cannot print…


IE9 download manager freeze at 99% and “1 sec remaining”

Recently some customers reported that sometimes downloads seem to hang at “1 sec remaining” and 99% in the new IE9 download manager. Actually the files seem to be complete as renaming the “.partial” files seems to work. There are several things that you can try to mitigate this: 1)Open Internet Explorer (IE) in no add-ons mode and…


Internet Explorer 9(IE9) and Forefront TMG 2010

Recently some customers reported an compatiblity issue between IE9 and Forefront TMG2010. After install IE9, Microsoft Forefront Thread Management Gateway management tools cannot work anymore, it gives error message like “member not found”, “refresh failed”. And going back to IE8 the problem was resolved. This seems localized IE9 is installed. Gernam and Russian language were…


Rendering issues with Facebook in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)

Recently we have some cases that the customers reported the rendering issues with Facebook after upgrading to IE9 RTM. In every case Facebook had been added to the Compatibility View list due to issues during the Beta or RC or IE8. Facebook does not want to be on the CV list, and we don’t want…


Tip: Search with Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)

I would like to share some tips on searching with IE9. 1) Pressing Ctrl+E moved the caret to the address bar following a “? “.  Entering a search term and pressing Enter passed the search criteria to the search provider you specified (the default is Bing of course). You have to make sure the following…


Internet Explorer 9(IE9) Group Policy Preferences (GPP)

New Update: Hotfix was just released to resolve this issue. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530309 Symptom: Some customers reported GPP is not applying IE9, prior to Upgrading the browser to IE9.0 it was working OK with IE 8.0. Enabled Logging for Group Policy Preferences and found the below:————————————————————————————–Non-Working Scenario : ——————————————————————————————————————————2011-03-29 09:56:37.131 [pid=0x3a0,tid=0xb18] {683F7AD7-E782-4232-8A6D-F22431F12DB5}2011-03-29 09:56:37.147 [pid=0x3a0,tid=0xb18] Starting class <IE8> –…


Unable to open the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)

In a Windows 64bit system, after you install IE9 64-bit, you will get two IE in the start menu. One is 32-bit, the other is 64-bit. Some customers reported that they can not open the 64-bit version of IE9, well, there is no problem to open the 32-bit version of IE9 . They said there…


New feature "ActiveX Filtering" in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and Flash, Silverlight or other plug-in

ActiveX Filtering is a new feature introduced in IE9. ActiveX Filtering allows you to browse the Web without running any ActiveX controls. You can read more about it in the link http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/ActiveXFiltering/About.html. ActiveX Filtering is disabled by default. You can turn it on via the Tools Menu: Tools ->Safety->ActiveX Filtering Well, we found a few cases…