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Internet Connection Wizard

I just set up a bunch of PCs running Win2K and the latest IE. They are on our LAN and get their IP info all through DHCP.

When a user logs on  and clicks on the IE icon it brings up the internet connection wizard asking them if they want to create a dial-up connection, if they want to connect through a proxy or whatever, blah blah. I do not want that wizard to pop up the first time they start IE. I want it to be configured so that when a user logs on and starts up IE it automatically takes them to the internet. So I need to somehow change this globally n the system.

If I am not making sense, ask for clarification. It is early in the morning and I'm half dead. Thanks.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi xy8088,

try this

USER\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Prohibit access to the New Connection Wizard

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/intmgmt/35_xpncw.mspx
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xy8088Author Commented:
I just went and tried that but under Win2k it only prohibits the user from launching the "New Connection Wizard" themself. It still allows an application to launch the wizard. So when they start IE, IE still launches it.

What I want is for a user to log on, click IE and have it go to the homepage (MSN.COM or whatever it is by default) without having the connection wizard pop up.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
but how would your system no what connection it has to use!
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xy8088Author Commented:
>> but how would your system no what connection it has to use!

That is part of the question! Obviously there has to be something, some configuration file, some registry setting, something that you can set that will globally change the system letting it know what connection to use so that it just uses that rather than popping up the Internet Connection Wizard..

I have worked at places where I had a standard desktop image that I had to apply to every users workstation where after applying the image, the first time a new user logs on and opens a web browser they go straight to the internet, no connection wizard. So whoever created those images knew the secret that I'm trying to find out.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
ah see i have a set of base images that are the same....but that is because i have gone through the wizard to start and then copied the profiles accross to the default user,

i dont know where the settings are in the reg though
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xy8088Author Commented:
I am still looking for this, if anybody knows the answer!
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xy8088Author Commented:
>> but that is because i have gone through the wizard to start and then copied the profiles accross to the default user

So what part of the profile would I have to copy over to the default profile? If it ended up overwriting the users favorites or something I wouldn't care but I would prefer that things like Outlook settings didn't get overwritten in the process.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
with that i have no idea, i couldn't tell you what exact part of the copy does it
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xy8088Author Commented:
What exactly are you doing when you copy the profile? Are you just going into:
C:\Documents and Settings\MyProfile
and copying everything and then pasting it into:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
no i use the actual profile copying under my computer - properties - advanced - user profiles,
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