This one has been driving all of us crazy here so hopefully someone has some insight on this:
We have loaded or image master machines from scratch with Windows XP SP2 & all security updates. The machines also have other basic software like Office 2003 & Norton AV, nothing really special. We have user group policies tied to students that once they login, their default home page is set to a particular college web page. This is where the problem lies…. When a user logs into the machine for the 1st time their, profile loads with no issue and all policies apply. They launch their IE web browser and they get an MSN setup page with a URL of http://renounce.msn.com/en/renounce.asp
. If they refresh the page or re-open their browser they get the proper home page that is set in the policy. However every single user that logs into the machine for the 1st time will get this http://renounce.msn.com/en/renounce.asp
. I have triple checked the GPO and it is set and applying with no errors, we have scoured the registry to look for this URL to change it to the proper home page that we want one with no luck. We have removed the MSN software from the machine as well thinking that it had something to do with this issue. When we look at the IE properties of the home page for the user before launching it there is an entry of the correct URL which is grayed out indicating that a policy is applied. This is the same URL that we set in the GPO. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.