First let’s identify if you are having compatibility issues:
- Did you upgrade IE?
- Is the SharePoint Ribbon not working properly?
- Are SharePoint Galleries not loading content?
- Are Web Parts are not displaying properly?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you might have a compatibility issue. So let’s fix it!
Why is this happening?
So how do you fix it? Here’s what we tell customers:
There are two ways to address this issue: by fixing individual sites or a Server Side Patch.
- Place your Top Level Domain in the Intranet Sites Security Zone – Security zones: adding or removing websites
- Place your Top Level Domain in Compatibility Mode – Fix site display problems with Compatibility View – Microsoft Windows Help
Server Side Fix
A hotfix is available for the ASP.NET browser definition files in the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 via the Microsoft Download Center by searching for KB2600100. Please Note: These ASP.NET browser definition files are part of the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 that is included in the release to manufacturer (RTM) version of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2600100.
A hotfix is available for the ASP.NET browser definition files in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 via the Microsoft Download Center by searching for KB2600088: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2600088.
After applying either of these patches, a Reboot may be required, so plan accordingly.
For more information on additional hotfixes that may help alleviate these issues, read Mark Drakes Blog; http://www.markadrake.com/sharepoint-blog/2014/03/20/update-browser-definition-files-for-ie11-support-in-sharepoint/. I would like to thank Mark Drake for continuing to investigate this issue long past I published this blog.
To see the Client Side Steps completed, you can watch the first ever Joe Knows Support video on solving SharePoint Internet Explorer Compatibility Issues!