Internet Explorer 8 has been launched, ARE YOU READY? (Quick fix on IE8 Compatibility using IIS 7.0 HTTP response Headers)

So IE 8 is out in the Internet, everybody will be using this (including those that are using a public beta of Windows 7, which hey MIILLIIOONSS) is your site ready?

If you cannot re-work your site and you just want to tell the IE8 to just display the site as IE7. You must add a meta http header "X-UA-Compatible: IE=EmulateIE7". That’s per page 😦 well if you use master page this may sound a little less frustrating.




But there is a quick and veeerryy easy fix to do this, thru IIS 7.0 HTTP response headers!

To do this, all you have to do is go to your IIS 7.0 Manager, click the site you are hosting and under IIS group launch HTTP Response Headers, just double click it.








And this window appears




On the Response Headers window, right click then choose add..





  Then this dialog box will come up.

for the name type "X-UA-Compatible" and for the Value type "IE=EmulateIE7"

(No quotes please)




Click OK and its already fixed!

There you have it, fixing and making your IE7 sites be viewed in IE 8 without any code changes thru IIS 7.0 HTTP Response Headers.


Published by


I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s