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.


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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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