How to fix standalone application uses (iexplore.exe fails) to redirect htmlpages in windows server 2022

James J 586 Reputation points

We know that from February 14, 2023 onward, IE got disabled, and newer operating systems, including Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022, do not have the IE external browser installed by default. We have an existing product at the customer site that explicitly uses iexplore.exe and passes an HTML file. During our testing, we did not find any issues in the IE disabled or already IE installed machine. Because it is redirecting to the default browser, Edge or Chrome. But, we can see an issue if the machine, for example, Windows Server 2022, does not have external Iexplore.exe. So, application failed to redirect and launch. We are blocked. Is there any way to avoid the issue without making any code changes for the existing product?

ProcessDotStart("iexplore.exe", htmlUrl);

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,916 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    This problem may occur if the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer is installed on your computer.

    Disable third-party browser extensions in Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:

    Start Internet Explorer.

    On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.

    On the Advanced tab, click to clear the Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) check box, and then click OK.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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