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Manual: How to set up IE Mode (Internet Explorer Integration) in Edge C

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Neon01
Occasional Contributor

So, since it took me almost a day to collect all necessary info and successfully set up IE Mode in Edge, I thought it may be helpful to post a step-by-step manual and some useful notes. 

 

1. To activate IE Mode open Edge Dev and go to experimental features by typing edge://flags/  (Note: Edge Canary doesn't support IE Mode by now)

  • Under Enable IE Integration select IE mode (Note: don't choose "NeedIE" as it has no effect by now)
  • Optionally you can set Enable enhanced hang resistance for IE Integration to Enabled
  • Optionally you can set Enable IE window hang resistance for IE Integration to Enabled

 

2. If you don't have an Enterprise Mode site list download the Enterprise Mode Site List Manger v2 from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49974

(Note: the site list xml has to use the v2 scheme to work with Edge Chromium)

  • To create a site list open the Manager, click Add and type the domain that should use IE Mode (Note: just enter the plain domain, eg "test.contoso.com" without the leading http:// or https://)
  • Under Compat Mode select IE8 Enterprise Mode
  • Under Open in select IE11 to open the site in Edge with IE Mode (Note: options "None" or "MSEdge" will open the site without IE Mode)
  • Click File > Save to XML and publish the site list in IIS or for testing just use the xml as local file on your PC

 

3. Download the Edge Chromium group policy template files from https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/de-de/enterprise 

  • Open the .zip file and go to policy_templates > windows > admx
  • Copy msedge.admx and all *.adml files from your language folder (eg. "en-US") to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions

 

4. Open the Local Group Policy Editor and edit the following entries in Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates: 

  • Enable Microsoft Edge > Configure Internet Explorer configuration and set it to Internet Explorer mode
  • Enable Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Use the Enterprise Mode IE website list and set the URL or UNC to your Enterprise Mode site list xml (eg. for testing I use a local xml file, so my UNC is "file:///C:\test\EdgeIE_ModeSiteList.xml")
  • Enable Windows Components > Microsoft Edge > Use the Enterprise Mode IE website list and set the URL or UNC to your Enterprise Mode site list xml (eg. for testing I use a local xml file, so my UNC is "file:///C:\test\EdgeIE_ModeSiteList.xml")

 

Open your desired website and - voila, Edge IE Mode is running. 

Please get back to me if I missed something so I can update the manual. 

 

 

 

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The only missed step would be a system restart/reboot after all the Registry changes are completed. At least that was what I needed to do before Edgeium took the changes.

 

Here is the Microsoft URL documenting the steps using IE Mode for Edge Enterprise.