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Launch Internet Explorer in a separate process

Find out how to prevent one instance of Internet Explorer from affecting other instances if it stops responding.

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This setting creates a new process for each instance of Internet Explorer. It prevents one instance of Internet Explorer from affecting other instances if it stops responding.

Download SMS Installer Script:

User Key:

Value Name: BrowseNewProcess (REG_SZ)

Data Values: Yes or No

=====Begin Script
item: Edit Registry
Total Keys=1
New Value=Yes
Value Name=BrowseNewProcess
=====End Script

Rod Trent, manager of and a Microsoft MVP, is a leading expert on Microsoft Systems Management Server. He has more than 18 years of IT experience -- eight of which have been dedicated to SMS. He is the author of such books as Microsoft SMS Installer, Admin911:SMS and Windows 2000 IIS 5.0: A Beginner's Guide, and has written thousands of articles on technology topics.

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