Internet Explorer Tips

According the official documentation about Internet Explorer 10 and 11, this versions of the Windows default browser support by default the WebSocket objects. However sometimes it could present some problems, mostly with the maximum number of concurrent WebSocket connections which per default is limited to 6.

The solution founded to solve this problem is using the Local Group Policy Editor. The Local Group Policy Editor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which all the Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings of Local Group Policy objects can be managed for your computer. However there is limitations to use this editor which are:

  • You will need to be an administrator to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  • In Windows 7, the Local Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.
  • In Windows RT, 8, and 8.1, the Local Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Pro and Enterprise editions.

To open the Local Group Policy Editor and configure the WebSocket object for Internet Explorer follow this steps:

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type gpedit.msc, and press Enter. NOTE: This file is located at C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc. It will open the editor like shown below:

     

  3. To change the maximum number of concurrent WebSocket connections go to: Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Security Features > AJAX.

     

  4. Double click in the corresponding feature: Maximum number of connections per server, set the feature enable and change the default number of connections allowed like shown in the following image:

     

For more information about the Group Policy Settings for Internet Explorer go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj891001.aspx

If you can´t access the Local Group Policy Editor, this documentation from Microsoft might help: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/ee330736(v=vs.85).aspx#websocket

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