Enabling User Agent in Internet Explorer on WEC7

Article ID: 76588347


A Browser User-Agent is information that a browser passes along to a webserver when user visits any web page. This allows the server to customize content for the capabilities of the device.

By default, the user agent setting is disabled in WEC7 internet explorer. To check whether user agent is enabled or not, open Internet Explorer and then go to View->Internet Options. The drop-down box below User Agent will be disabled as shown in below picture (Marked in Blue Line Rectangle) when the setting is disabled:

User-added image

The user agent setting can be enabled as explained below:
Please merge the following registry settings into the WEC7 device and then perform a warm boot.


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]

"Desc"="Default (Windows Phone OS 7.0; Trident/3.1; IEMobile/7.0)"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Templates]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Templates\Same as Pocket PC]



"Version"="MSIE 4.01"

"Platform"="Windows CE; PPC; 240x320"



[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User

Agent\Templates\Same as Windows XP]



"Version"="MSIE 6.0"

"Platform"="Windows NT 5.1"


After reboot, open internet explorer and go to View->Internet Options.

User agent should be enabled as shown below:


User-added image



+ Applicable Products

  • MC18
  • MC3200 Mobile Computer
  • MC9200 Mobile Computer
  • VC70 Vehicle-mounted Computer
  • VC70N0
  • WT41N0
  • WT41N0 VOW
  • WT41N0 Wearable Terminal Series