Internet Explorer 9/11 GPO old IE9 not visible / WMI checks

 

Problem 1, Internet Explorer Maintenance Tab not visible

 

E: Internet Explorer Maintenance Tab not visible

D: Internet Explorer Wartung nicht sichtbar (Fehlende Einstellungen der Internet Explorer-Wartung für Internet Explorer 11) (IEM-Einstellungen)

 

During an Internet Explorer 11 Migration you discover that you can see your old IE8/9 settings which you made under Internet Explorer Maintenance Tab but you can't adapt or change them.

PROXY, Favorites, Quicklinks etc.

 

Solution:

You can only modify the OLD IE7/8/9 setting on a DC or ADMIN PC where IE10/11 is NOT installed and you have the GPO management console. So during migration you need two GPO machines

  1. One for the NEW GPO with IE10/11 and RSAT Remote Administration Tools (Or Domain Controller)
  2. One for the OLD GPO with IE8/9 and RSAT Remote Administration Tools

 

TO install the RSAT GPO management console a Windows 7 Admin PC:

  1. Search and download: Windows6.1-KB958830-x64-RefreshPkg.msu (http://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=7887) [Remoteserver-Verwaltungstools für Windows 7 mit Service Pack 1 (SP1)]
  2. Over Software / Add Windows Features install GPO Console

 

 

Now on the GPO machine you can open an edit the old parts from IE7/8/9

Problem 2, WMI Filter because you have two GPO (IE9/11)

 

Because you PC's with IE9 and IE11 as example you may have to separate the GPO.

This is best done with WMI-Filters or Active Directory user groups:

Here is how to check in WMIExplorer.

SELECT path,filename,extension,version FROM CIM_DataFile WHERE path="\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\" AND filename="iexplore" AND extension="exe" AND version like "9.%"

Checks if client has IE9

SELECT path,filename,extension,version FROM CIM_DataFile WHERE path="\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\" AND filename="iexplore" AND extension="exe" AND version like "11.%"

Checks if client has IE11

 

 

Please also see our post from MSDN Social and Blog:

http://www.butsch.ch/post/IE11-IEAK-11-Setup-9-PRE-Deployment-Patches-2b-1-Hotfix.aspx

 

MSDN:

Fehlende Einstellungen der Internet Explorer-Wartung für Internet Explorer 11

https://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/dn338129.aspx

Microsoft HAS made a list what goes where this FROM IE9 to (IEAK or/AND NEW SETTINGS). Most can be done with a clean and good IEAK setup.

https://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/library/jj890998.aspx (Where goes what)

Below is for people or team WHO don't know how to use IEAK (Please be carefull if you don't NEED to change Favorites or PROXY every month)

there is NO need to do the Regsitry HKCU things metioned. This can setup in IEAK 11 setup and then the regular GPO things.

 

https://thommck.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/the-new-way-to-configure-internet-explorer-proxy-settings-with-group-policy/

http://www.alexheer.co.uk/it-blog/configuring-ie11-settings-via-group-policy

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asiatech/archive/2014/05/12/how-to-apply-the-content-of-ie-settings-in-gpo-which-used-iem-ie-maintenance-before-ie10-to-ie10-version-since-iem-has-been-deprecated-begin-from-ie10.aspx

 http://www.windowspro.de/wolfgang-sommergut/zentrale-ie-konfiguration-internet-explorer-wartung-vs-gpo-vs-ieak

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asiatech/archive/2014/12/16/how-to-apply-favorites-amp-links-to-ie10-ie11-in-gpo-without-iem.aspx