Internet Explorer - Trident Engine

NicxNoob 21 Reputation points
2022-02-07T11:30:17.503+00:00

Hi All,

Good day.

We are planning to disable Internet Explorer Feature from our environment. Will disabling IE Feature also disables the MSHTML (Trident) Engine? If not, how can we also disable/remove trident engine?

Thank in advance.

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  1. Yu Zhou-MSFT 11,956 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-02-08T08:04:50.52+00:00

    Hi @NicxNoob

    Are you using one of these methods to disable Internet Explorer on Windows? If so, I think it can only disable IE app.

    I made a test that disable Internet Explorer in Windows Features, then use WebBrowser Control which is based on MSHTML engine. WebBrowser Control can still work after disabling Internet Explorer. So I think it can only disable IE app.

    Besides, as far as I know we can't disable/remove MSHTML in Windows as it's a part of the operating system.


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  2. MattSnipes 1 Reputation point
    2022-02-14T16:49:25.44+00:00

    Operating System: Windows 10.
    I disabled IE in Windows Feature and hyperlinks would not work in MS Office now. I believe the browser engine in Windows depends on MSHTML (trident) to open the hyperlinks in Windows 10. MS Engineer must be working on this transitioning from IE to EDGE browser engine.

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