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Turn on Enterprise Mode and use a site list

Before you can use a site list with Enterprise Mode, you need to turn the functionality on and set up the system for centralized control. By allowing centralized control, you can create one global list of websites that render using Enterprise Mode. Approximately 65 seconds after Internet Explorer 11 starts, it looks for a properly formatted site list. If a new site list if found, with a different version number than the active list, Internet Explorer 11 loads and uses the newer version. After the initial check, Internet Explorer 11 won’t look for an updated list again until you restart the browser.

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The site list is stored locally on your employee’s computers so if the centralized file location is unavailable, they can still use Enterprise Mode.

Enterprise Mode works on Internet Explorer 11 running on Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1.

To turn on Enterprise Mode using Group Policy

  1. Open your Group Policy editor and go to the Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Use the Enterprise Mode IE website list setting.

    Turning this setting on also requires you to create and store a site list. For more information about creating your site list, see Add sites to the Enterprise Mode site list using the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager or Add multiple sites to the Enterprise Mode site list using a file and Enterprise Mode Site List Manager

    Local Group Policy Editor for using a site list
  2. Click Enabled, and then in the Options area, type the location to your site list.

To turn on Enterprise Mode using the registry

  1. To turn on Enterprise Mode for only the local user: Open a registry editor, like regedit.exe and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\EnterpriseMode.

    -or-

    To turn on Enterprise Mode for all users on the PC: Open a registry editor, like regedit.exe and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\EnterpriseMode.

  2. Edit the SiteList registry key to point to where you want to keep your Enterprise Mode site list file. For example:

    Enterprise Mode with site list in the Registry

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