IE9 Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the address bar

Unlike IE8, in IE9, if you type an intranet site name in the address bar without http, IE9 will redirect you to the bing search page with the site name as keyword. IE9 also recognize you might want to go to an intranet so there is prompt pop up ask if you want to go to internal site.

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This means one more click for many users. You can enforce IE 9 to go to intranet site directly for single word entry by following these steps.

  1. Go to Internet Options
  2. Go to Advanced Tab
  3. Select the Option "Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the address bar"
  4. Click Apply to save the setting

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