Internet Explorer Branch missing from some of the Group Policies

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I am running Windows Server 2003.  Within group policy I am trying to set some Internet Explorer Settings.  The problem is when I go to the group policy I want to set, there isn't a branch for Internet Explorer.  I go to User Configuration ~ Administrative Templates ~ Windows Components and it isn't there.  It shows up on my other group policies, but not this one.
Any help in figuring out what happened to make it disappear and how to get it back would be greatly appreciated!!
Question by:matty74
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi matty74,

    you have lost the adm template for internet explorer

    right click on the administrative templates and choose add/remove templates - check to see if the following is present


    if not, then click add and the defaul location should have the template sitting there, just add it

    otherwise its in c:\windows\inf

    Author Comment

    Thanks Jay Jay70!!  I just wonder how those policies lost that template
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    Expert Comment

    not sure how it happens mate, have seen it once or twice and was stumped for a while - wonders of windows ey

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