How to check Internet Explorer version on local and remote computer


The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.

This article explains the methods you can use to check the Internet Explorer version on local and remote computers.

Original product version:   Internet Explorer
Original KB number:   556019

Check settings on local computer

You can use the following methods:

  • Connect to Remote Registry Service
  • Use a script

The first method is easy but includes many efforts. You can navigate to the following location in the registry after connecting to the remote registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

The above registry includes the values in right pane, which resembles the following:
svcVersion     REG_SZ    11.778.18362.0

Check settings on remote computer

You can use the below script to check the Internet Explorer version on a remote computer:

@echo off
Echo Computer Name, Internet Explorer Version >> Result.csv
For /F "Tokens=*" %%a In (%srvlist%) Do (
Set Comp_name=%%a
Set RegQry="\\%%a\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v Version
REG.exe Query %RegQry% > CheckCC.txt
Find /i "Version" < CheckCC.txt > StringCheck.txt
FOR /f "Tokens=3" %%b in (CheckCC.txt) DO SET IE_Ver=%%b
Echo %Comp_name, %IE_Ver% >> Result.csv

The preceding script checks the remote computer for one registry entry, for checking Internet Explorer version, and the results are saved in a CSV format file.

More information

For more information, see Which version of Internet Explorer am I using? and Information about Internet Explorer versions.