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I'm running Windows Server 2003 and wish to accomplisg the following (thorugh Group Policy?)

1) force the loading of Internet Explorer on startup
2) force the company's intranet home page to be the default home page
3) prevent the user from changing the home page

Could anyone advise if this is possible in GP?
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Using group policies you can do the following:

Change the homepage:
User Settings->Windows Settings->Internet Explorer Maintenance->URLs->Important URLs


Prevent user from changing the homepage:

User Settings->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Internet Explorer
Enable 'Disable change home page settings'


Getting IE  to start on login can be done by placing a shortcut in the startup menu.
Or with group policies, it could be done in a Logon script,
It could also be done by placing a registry entry into HKCU->Software->Microsoft->Windows->CurrentVersion->Run
which contains the path to the iexplorer.exe executable..

Hope this helps.

Rob
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On that note,

if you use a GP to add a registry entry, it'll have to be in HKLM->Software->Microsoft->Windows->CurrentVersion->Run

Cheers.
Rob
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Wonderful, thankyou kindly.
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No problem :) glad to help

Thnx for the points ;)
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