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Advanced IE Settings available for change by Group Policy?

Posted on 2006-11-08
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Hello -

I have a specific application that requires a change to IE to work correctly. Before I get stuck applying this change to 85 computers manually, does anyone know if this setting can be manipulated via group policy? Here is the required change:

In IE, go to "Tools", then "Internet Options".
Click on the "Security" tab.
Click on "Local intranet", then click "Sites".
Click "Advanced".
Add the following in the first text box: "https://servername", then click "Add".
Click "OK" until the windows close.

Thanks in advance, y'all!
J
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Question by:zeroiq01
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sutherlandandrew earned 317 total points
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You betcha.

from MS:

MACHINE      Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page Site to Zone Assignment List

Reg key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings!ListBox_Support_ZoneMapKey

req: at least Internet Explorer v6.0 in Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1      

Description:
This policy setting allows you to manage a list of sites that you want to associate with a particular security zone. These zone numbers have associated security settings that apply to all of the sites in the zone.  Internet Explorer has 4 security zones, numbered 1-4, and these are used by this policy setting to associate sites to zones. They are: (1) Intranet zone, (2) Trusted Sites zone, (3) Internet zone, and (4) Restricted Sites zone. Security settings can be set for each of these zones through other policy settings, and their default settings are: Trusted Sites zone (Low template), Intranet zone (Medium-Low template), Internet zone (Medium template), and Restricted Sites zone (High template). (The Local Machine zone and its locked down equivalent have special security settings that protect your local computer.)  If you enable this policy setting, you can enter a list of sites and their related zone numbers. The association of a site with a zone will ensure that the security settings for the specified zone are applied to the site.  For each entry that you add to the list, enter the following information:  Valuename – A host for an intranet site, or a fully qualified domain name for other sites. The valuename may also include a specific protocol. For example, if you enter http://www.contoso.com as the valuename, other protocols are not affected. If you enter just www.contoso.com, then all protocols are affected for that site, including http, https, ftp, and so on. The site may also be expressed as an IP address (e.g., 127.0.0.1) or range (e.g., 127.0.0.1-10). To avoid creating conflicting policies, do not include additional characters after the domain such as trailing slashes or URL path. For example, policy settings for www.contoso.com and www.contoso.com/mail would be treated as the same policy setting by Internet Explorer, and would therefore be in conflict.  Value - A number indicating the zone with which this site should be associated for security settings. The Internet Explorer zones described above are 1-4.  If you disable this policy setting, any such list is deleted and no site-to-zone assignments are permitted.  If this policy is not configured, users may choose their own site-to-zone assignments.

That should be a little easier than manually applying to 80 pcs :)

Andrew
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by:jodiemr
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Anybody getting the Event ID 1085 once this is set?
Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	Userenv
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	1085
Date:		19/08/2009
Time:		12:13:17 pm
User:		NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:	M5010253
Description:
The Group Policy client-side extension Internet Explorer Zonemapping failed to execute. Please look for any errors reported earlier by that extension.
 
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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