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Internet Security Issues on 2003 Standard Edition Server

Posted on 2004-11-01
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I inherited a 2003 Standard Edition Server.  When I try to download files a blank page displays.  I've tried going to Tools Options to change the security, but it will not allow me to change any of the settings.  When I logon as administrator, I can download files but not change any Internet settings.  As administrator, it will not even allow me to go into tools options without getting a security error.  Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve my issue?

Thank you!
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by:luv2smile
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Can you please post the exact error that you get as that will help troubleshoot.

Have you checked to see if there are any group policies in place?
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From a command line, you can run "gpresult.exe" to see what, if any, group policies are in place.
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by:flygirltech
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The exact error that I get when logged on as administrator and attempt to go to Tools--Options in IE is "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.  Please contact your system administrator.

With regard to runnign "gpresult.exe" I typed that in on the run line, but it excutes so quickly that I'm unable to read what group policies are in place.

Please advise.
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by:flygirltech
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First, I ran gpedit.msc to open the Group Policy Object Editor,  Next, I was able to change the group policy that was causing this issue under Local Computer Policy, Administrative Templates, Windows Commponets, Internet Explorer, Security Zones.  

Thank you for you help luv2smile.
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