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How do I configure Internet Explorer?

This lesson configures Internet Explorer to work with the Attainia suite, to improve speed of data downloads, downloading Excel reports and/or exports, and preventing non-secure items popup window. The instructions below are for supported versions of Internet Explorer (Currently Internet Explorer version 9 and later)

Step 1 - Opening Internet Options window

Step 1 - Opening Internet Options window

From within Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon on the right corner of the menu bar, then select Internet Options.

Step 2 - Select to Delete Temporary files

Step 2 - Select to Delete Temporary files

Once Internet Options appears, you will be under the General tab.

Click on the Delete... button under Browsing history

Step 3 - Deleting Temporary files

Step 3 - Deleting Temporary files

Check the boxes for Temporary Internet files, and Cookies and website data.

If you have any of the Attainia sites saved in your Favorites or Bookmarks, UNcheck the box for Preserve Favorites website data. This will not remove your Favorites. It will only remove the temporary files associated with the sites in your Favorites.

Click on Delete.

Step 4 - Selecting to configure Temporary Internet Files

Step 4  - Selecting to configure Temporary Internet Files

Now, back on the General tab, under Browsing history, click on the Settings button.

Step 5 - Configuring Temporary Internet Files

Step 5 - Configuring Temporary Internet Files

Make sure Automatically is highlighted under Check for newer versions of stored pages.

Click the OK button.

Step 6 - Trusted Sites

Step 6 - Trusted Sites

Now, on to the Security settings.

Click on the Security tab.

Select the Trusted sites zone.

Then, click on the Sites button.

Step 7 - Enter in Trusted Site names

Step 7 - Enter in Trusted Site names

Remove the checkmark from Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone.

Add the following to your trusted sites list by entering the website name in the empty textbox and clicking the Add button. Do this for each website address below.

   - http://*.attainia.com
   - http://reports.attainia.com
   - http://phx.attainia.com
   - http://www.attainia.com

Click the Close button.

Step 8 - Select Custom Level Settings

Step 8 - Select Custom Level Settings

Back on the Security tab, ensure you are still under the Trusted sites zone. Then, click on the Custom level... button.

Step 9 - Enable Mixed Content display

Step 9 - Enable Mixed Content display

Scroll down to under the Miscellaneous heading and find Display mixed content and set to Enable.

Click the OK button.

This setting prevents the pop up window 'Do you wants to display unsecure items?' Answering Yes or No to that window kicks you out of Attainia.

Step 10 - Configure settings for navigating between security zones

Step 10 - Configure settings for navigating between security zones

Scroll down a little farther under the Miscellaneous heading and find Websites in less priviliged web content zone can navigate into this zone and set it to Enable.

Click the OK button.

This setting prevents an annoying warning when navigating to a site in your Trusted Sites list from a site that is not in the Trusted Sites list.

Step 11 - Apply the same settings from Steps 9 and 10 to Internet zone

Step 11 - Apply the same settings from Steps 9 and 10 to Internet zone

Click on Internet icon.

Click on Custom level... button.

Apply the same settings outlined in Steps 9 and 10 from this guide.

Step 12 - Privacy

Step 12 - Privacy

Click on the Privacy tab.

Click on the Sites button.

Step 13 - Add attainia.com to list of Managed websites

Step 13 - Add attainia.com to list of Managed websites

In the empty textbox, enter attainia.com, then click on Allow button. You will see the site added to the Managed websites area below.

Click OK.

Step 14 - Select Pop-Up Blocker Settings

Step 14 - Select Pop-Up Blocker Settings

Back on the Privacy tab, click on Settings... under the Pop-up Blocker area.

Step 15 - Add attainia.com to the list of Allowed Sites

Step 15 - Add attainia.com to the list of Allowed Sites

In the text box under Address of website to allow, type attainia.com then click Add

You should see the site added to the list of sites under the Allowed sites area. 

Click Close.

Step 16 - You're finished!

Be sure to exit all Internet Explorer browsers for the settings to take effect. Then restart Internet Explorer.

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