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Internet Explorer Configuration Reference

This document describes mandatory, recommended, and optional configuration to optimize the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser for use with Sitecore, along with instructions to troubleshoot issues with the browser.

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Table of Contents (valid for Sitecore CMS 6.2)

Configuring Internet Explorer
   How to Determine the Internet Explorer Version
   Internet Explorer Configuration Summary
   Required Configuration
      Trusted Sites Zone 
      Pop-up Blocker 
      Word Document Field Type Configuration
      WebDAV Configuration
        Windows Web Folders Client or the Windows Desktop Experience
        The WebClient Windows Service
   Recommended Configuration
      SmartScreen (Phishing) Filter 
          Internet Explorer 7 
          Internet Explorer 8
      Install Adobe Flash 
      Cosmetic Issues 
      Configure Management of Temporary Internet Files 
   Optional Configuration 
      New Windows or New Tabs 
      Internet Explorer 8 Session Merging 
          The New Session Command 
          The -NoSessionMerging Command Line Parameter 
          The SessionMerging Registry Setting
      Concurrent HTTP Request Limits
      Miscellaneous Settings
Troubleshooting Internet Explorer
   The Troubleshooting Process
      Check Sitecore Client Requirements
      Check Browser Configuration
      Disable Browser Plug-ins
      Clear Browser Temporary Files
      Patch Windows and Components
      Check Internet Security Software
      Reset Internet Explorer Configuration
      Reproduce the Issue Using another Browser
      Reproduce the Issue as another User
      Reproduce the Issue from another Machine
   Additional Troubleshooting Resources