Two ways you can disable Internet explorer for your managed Windows devices

Well, well, well, it seems like Internet Explorer has finally decided to retire and expire! I guess it's time for us to say our goodbyes and bid farewell to the browser that took us on a wild ride through the early days of the internet.

I mean, let's be real here, who didn't love waiting for ages for Internet Explorer to load up? It was like watching paint dry, but somehow less exciting. And remember those times when you had to close and reopen the browser just to get it to work properly? Ah, those were the days.

But now, it's time for Internet Explorer to take a long, well-deserved nap. Rest easy, old friend, and know that we'll always cherish the memories we had together. And if you ever decide to come back from the dead, just know that we'll be waiting for you... with a brand new browser already downloaded and ready to go.

Disable Internet Explorer Using Intune

  • Click On "Create Profile" and choose platform as "Windows 10 and later"
  • Choose Profile type as "Templates" from the drop down and then choose "Custom" and hit Create button at the bottom.

  • Give the configuration profile a name and if you like write a farewell letter for it in the description and hit Next.

  • On the Configuration Settings page, click on Add and add the below OMA-URI settings.

    Name: RIP Internet Explorer
    Description: as you wish
    OMA-URI: ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/InternetExplorer/DisableInternetExplorerApp
    Data type: String
    Value: <enabled/><data id="NotifyDisableIEOptions" value="0"/>

    Hit the Save button and go to the Next Step

  • In the Assignments Tab, choose the groups you'd like this configuration policies to be applied to. In my case, I'm doing it for all devices. Hit Next.

  • In the Applicability Rules tab, you can skip it if you'd like to make the internet explorer vanish for all devices or if you're feeling fancy, you can target/not target (depends on the settings you choose) it on OS versions/OS editions. Hit Next.

  • Review all the configurations and hit the Create button at the bottom.

Disable Internet Explorer Using Admin Center

  • Head over to
  • On the left side, click on Show all > Setup.
  • Scroll down and under "Apps and email" you'll see "Block use of ‎Internet Explorer‎ in your organization". Click on it.

  1. Confirm browser usage - Hit Next

    Desc: Before you deploy any policies to transition users to ‎Microsoft Edge‎, you need to get an idea of how many users are still using ‎Internet Explorer‎ 11. With the ‎Microsoft‎ browser usage report in the ‎Microsoft 365 admin center‎, you can see who has used ‎Internet Explorer‎ to access ‎Microsoft 365‎ online services. You can send emails to those users to let them know ‎Internet Explorer‎ 11 has been retired and is no longer supported.

  2. Address ‎Internet Explorer‎ dependencies - Hit Next

    Desc: If your organization has legacy applications or site dependencies that require ‎Internet Explorer‎, you'll need to set up IE mode in ‎Microsoft Edge‎ to maintain access to them.

  3. Edit and preview email 

    In this step, it will show the custom notification email you can send out to the users.

  4. Select recipients

    You can add the recipients of the above notification email.

  5. Block ‎Internet Explorer‎

    It will automatically create a Configuration profile for your Intune tenant based on the settings you choose on this page. 

    6. Review and Finish

    Review all the settings for the profile (included/excluded groups etc.) and hit Create.

Behavior in Client Machine

How the Email Notification looks like

Behavior for Internet Explorer on Client Machine:

User will not be able to search for Internet Explorer at all. It will not be visible.

Well, we've reached the end of this tutorial. It's been quite the journey, hasn't it? I hope you're feeling enlightened, empowered, and ready to take on the world. And if not, well, at least you now have some new skills to impress your cat with. Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep honing those skills until you're an absolute master. And who knows, maybe one day you'll be writing your own tutorial blog post and cracking jokes just like me. Thanks for reading, and until next time, stay curious and keep learning! 🤓🚀👨‍🏫

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