So a synthetic monitor will always run Via Chrome. SO you cant really set it to use IE as run the test. If this is a requirement for you use case, then I would recommend tossing in a RFE.
RFE stands for Request Future/Feature Enhancement. You can add them by clicking the Create button and selecting Post and Idea:
This article by my friend @Karolina L. is a great guide on posting product ideas (RFE's) Check it out: https://community.dynatrace.com/spaces/483/dynatrace-product-ideas/kbentry/179821/posting-product-id...
One possible option is to emulate IE browser.
You can try to use a free plug-in like "User-Agent Switcher" for Chrome. It say to Chrome to present itself to your application simulating IE and/or other browser in this way you can "register navigation" 🙂
this is my trick when i've to deal with IE only application
my use case was: Use Dynatrace plug in to register navigation for Synthetic for an application built on IE engine running under secured environment, so not working under Chrome. I've in additional several security restriction to deal with.
Base on that first step was: How to use Dynatrace plug in not existing on IE.
So i changed "the rules of the game" and i said to Chrome to present itself like IE using the Add in to force chrome to rendering the page as IE (to be able to register the navigation session).
This give me finally access to the application in order to register synthetic navigation using Chrome plug in.
As i wrote was a test and i do not complete due to additional issue (One Page application).