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Disable "Delete Browsing History" and "Change Home Page" functions in IE7

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I've installed Internet Explorer 7 only my computer so far, in order to test its functionality before it is rolled out across our other workstations. Seems that there are a few functions which, while highly useful for individual users, are somewhat unsuitable for a corporate environment.

Firstly there is the Firefox-esque "Delete Browsing History" function. I will need to disable this entirely (including disabling the clearing of the Temporary Internet Files cache), as all Internet tracks must be stored for 14 days as per company policy (orders from above).

Then there's the "Change Home Page" option from drop-down menu on the Home button. I can't seem to find a way of disabling this. The Home Page settings on the Internet Options dialog are greyed out (having been disabled in the registry), but not in the toolbar on the main user interface.

Also, if anyone knows how to remove Windows Update and Windows Messenger from the tools menu, that would be awesome!


We are using Windows XP on workstations, running on a Windows Server 2003 file server.
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No problem.  I would suggest a combination of the IE Administration Kit and Group Policies

Here is the link to the IE Admin Kit

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/ie/ieak7/relnotes.mspx

There is a good blog from one of the IE guys here, its a little old, but it talks abit about what you are looking to do

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/02/21/536353.aspx
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That's great, thanks for that. IEAK 7 doesn't seem to have as many features as were offered in IEAK 6, but at least it is still possible to customize the basic features.
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