Archive for the Internet Explorer Category

Best practise: How to open Internet Explorer shortcut in new tab with RES User Workspace Manager

Posted in Internet Explorer, RES User Workspace Manager, Uncategorized, Windows 2008, Windows 7, XenApp with tags , , , , on January 31, 2012 by uniekdevries

One of our customers asked me if it was possible to automatically open two websites (Managed Applications) in two different tabs when logging on.

Because every application has it’s own Application ID, pwrgate.exe starts a new instance of the application, even though the Internet Explorer is already active.

Since there is no commandline option to open a url in a new tab (unlike Firefox; firefox.exe -new-tab <url>), starting iexplore.exe is no option. Eventually RES Support came with the solution, When starting the url directly from the command prompt, Internet Explorer opens the website in a new tab.

Remember to change the shortcut icon when presenting the new application.

“c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c start;




How to configure bypass proxy settings from registry?

Posted in Internet Explorer, RES User Workspace Manager, Windows 7 with tags , , on August 8, 2011 by uniekdevries

If you want to bypass the proxy for certain addresses, you can add them to the execption list of the proxy server.  This list is saved in the following registry key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]


If you enable the option “Do not use proxy server for local (intranet) addresses” then ” ;<local>”  is added at the end of the “ProxyOverride” key. So there is no seperate key for this setting. 

Keep this in mind when you want to manage the execption list by setting the key with a tool like RES User Workspace Manager.  

Proxy settings


How to disable windows Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

Posted in Internet Explorer, Windows 2008 with tags , on July 27, 2011 by uniekdevries

Today we had to install some software on a test Windows 2008 server but we were constantly stopped by the “Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration” functionality although I do not know exactly know what functionality it provides.

Here you can read how you can disable this feature. As you can see I am not the only one (what a surprise) who finds it annoying.

Summarized  “Select the root of the Service Manager navigation pane, and under the Server Summary click Configure IE ESC, which is part of the Security Information section. A dialog box appears, letting Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration be enabled/disable separately for normal users and administrators.”