Interestingly, Microsoft pre-empted possible questions about virtualizing other versions of IE in a supporting FAQ. Customers have long wondered why Microsoft doesn't support virtualizing older editions of IE with the App-V client, so that, for instance, enterprises running Windows 8 and IE11 could also run IE8 in a virtualized environment for backwards compatibility with legacy intranet sites and Web apps.
"We have no plans to virtualize older versions of Internet Explorer through App-V Client," Microsoft said in the FAQ. "Instead, we recommend you use the Enterprise Mode feature of Internet Explorer 11."
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