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For organizations

Configure IE mode for your users with an enterprise site list.

For individuals

Need to use IE mode on your PC? Learn how to reload an older webpage in IE mode.

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Set up IE Mode

Set up Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) using a guided set up. Our virtual agent can also help to answer questions.


Create site list

Perform site discovery to identify legacy sites or reuse an older enterprise site list.


Set policies

After site discovery, enable IE mode using Microsoft Edge policies.


Test IE mode

Automated IE mode testing is possible, using Internet Explorer Driver.



After testing, troubleshoot to make sure websites function as expected.


Move to Edge

When you’re ready, disable IE in your organization and move users to Microsoft Edge.

No cost compatibility assistance

Contact App Assure for no cost remediation assistance with compatibility issues.

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The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application retired and went out of support on June 15, 2022. Organizations and users should use Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) in Microsoft Edge to access websites or apps that require Internet Explorer. Organizations can set up IE mode for their users following the steps on this page. Individuals who need to use IE mode on their PC can learn how to use IE mode here.

Following industry best practices, the IE11 desktop application will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the months following June 15, 2022, and ultimately disabled via Windows Update, to help ensure a smooth retirement. If your organization uses legacy, IE-based websites and apps, you should set up Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) in Microsoft Edge for your organization to maintain access. For individuals who need to access legacy websites that require IE, please reload the page individually with IE mode.

This retirement impacts the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application delivered via the semi-annual channel (SAC) for Windows 10 client SKUs (version 20H2 and later) and Windows 10 IoT (version 20H2 and later). Windows 10 LTSC, Windows 10 Server, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 are excluded. For a full list, please see our full FAQ.

No. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) relies on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to function. Uninstalling or removing IE11 from a device will cause IE mode to no longer work.

Yes! You can download them directly here or access them through our Getting Started guide.

If you experience compatibility issues when testing your websites in IE mode, you can get no-cost remediation assistance from our App Assure compatibility experts by submitting a request for assistance or by emailing us at ACHELP@microsoft.com.

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