InPrivate Browsing and Add-on Management in Microsoft Internet Explorer are not available within the user session

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    Problem

    When a user starts Microsoft Internet Explorer, the options "InPrivate Browsing" and "Manage add-ons" are greyed out and thus are not available.

    This applies to a scenario where Website Usage Tracking is enabled. If you decide to log visited websites for users, you can do this by selecting "Enable Website Usage Tracking and log websites visited by Internet Explorer". When you enable this option, the options to use InPrivate Browsing and Manage add-ons will be disabled.

     

    Solution

    This is behavior by design of Microsoft and RES Software.

    When using InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Internet Explorer it is not possible to track and log any visited website thus discarding Usage Tracking for Websites.

    The registry setting can be found at:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy, REG_DWORD EnableInPrivateBrowsing

    The tracking and logging is done by an Internet Explorer add-on. The option to managed add-ons is grayed out to prevent  a user from disabling the browser add-on.

    The registry setting can be found at:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions, REG_DWORD NoExtensionManagement