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Internet Explorer must be disabled for Windows 11.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-256893 WN11-CC-000391 SV-256893r892440_rule Medium
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is not supported on Windows 11 semi-annual channel.
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-60568r891288_chk )
Determine if IE11 is installed or enabled on Windows 11 semi-annual channel.

If IE11 is installed or not disabled on Windows 11 semi-annual channel, this is a finding.

If IE11 is installed on an unsupported operating system and is enabled or installed, this is a finding.

For more information, visit: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/internet-explorer-microsoft-edge#what-is-the-lifecycle-policy-for-internet-explorer-
Fix Text (F-60511r891268_fix)
For Windows 11 semi-annual channel, remove or disable the IE11 application.

To disable IE11 as a standalone browser:

Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Disable Internet Explorer 11 as a standalone browser" to "Enabled" with the option value set to "Never".