Setting users IE's cache settings using Group Policy

Posted on 2005-04-19
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
I have 2003 Server and users running XP.  What I want to do but cannot find the right setting in group policy is set the size of the temporary internet files and force a check for newer versions every visit.  I really don't want to visit every user and would like to use Group policy to sort this problem out. Can anyone help?

Question by:itsystemsgroup
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    i dont see a way of setting IE cache size directrly from AD with Group Policy. The default for IE is 10% of disk space and the setting is per user.

    You could set the cache size for new users by editing each computer's registry:

    \\HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Content
    \\HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Content

    The key is: CacheLimit, set it to 1000 Hex = 4096 Dec = 4Mb or what ever you like.

    With Group Policy you can disable changing Temporary Internet files setting, the setting can be found at User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Internet Explorer

    If I remember right, there is a way to import registry settings with GPO so you could make the setting for already (at least) once logged users by exporting the correct registry setting with GPO. I just dont remember how...

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    I am sure I can script it somehow.  I will look into it

    Expert Comment

    I ran across this topic today while looking for the same thing.  Did you have any luck with a script?


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