Edge fails to load legacy sites in IE mode.

Mark Dale 101 Reputation points


I am trying to get our legacy sites that need IE11 to open within an IE11 mode tab in Edge. Configuration is being set via Intune/MEM. All settings appear correct, but I cannot get it to work. I'm using Windows 10 and running the latest version of Edge.

Help please!


MEM Configuration Profile/Administrative Template>

Configure Internet Explorer integration = Internet Explorer Mode

Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List = https://xxxxxxxx/ie11.xml

XML File Content:

<site-list version="2">




<date-created>01/27/2021 14:48:44</date-created>  


<site url="www.bbc.co.uk">








Shown as set as user and device, but started with device only with same results.

Excerpt of chrome_debug.log

[8144:10088:0209/103028.230:VERBOSE1:dual_engine_navigation_throttle_win.cc(524)] Site found on sitelist. engine == Edge, allow-redirect == 0, matched sitelist url == *://www.bbc.co.uk, for_redirect == 0, IsHostingInternetExplorer == 0, IsRemoteDebugging == 0 for: http://www.bbc.co.uk/

Any ideas?

Many thanks


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  1. Mark Dale 101 Reputation points

    Hi Don,

    Thanks for your reply. I do actually want the page to open in Edge, but in IE11 compat mode. However, it just opens in Edge normally. Therein lies my problem.



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  1. DonPick 1,261 Reputation points

    the 'engine' needs to be IE11, you have set your example website to use MSEdge, so you are instructing to use Edge not IEMode :)

    edit your XML so that it states:

    [remember to increment version ;)]
    <site-list version="2">

    example from my file:

    <site url="appsupport.ext.in.contoso.com.au/ServiceDeskOnline/">
    <site url="smm.in.contoso.com.au">
    <site url="smm.in.contoso.com.au/topaz/">
    <site url="asm.in.contoso.com.au">
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