Lower Global Internet Security Setting on SBS 2003

stevieair used Ask the Experts™
I manage our sbs 2003 server and have set up the server with mostly all of the defaults.  I have used the sbs firewall and am having a problem with the client computers being allowed to change their level of internet security to allow for certain websites that we do business with.  It is currently set to medium and cannot be changed by the user.   How do I lower the global setting for this on the sbs server to allow client computers to lower their internet security setting.


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Don't lower the settings, instaed get the clients to add the sites to their Trusted Zone - or do it for them with a Group Policy

1. Log on to a domain controller, and then start the Active Directory Users and Computers utility.
2. Right-click the domain or Organizational Unit where you want to create the Group Policy object, and
     then click Properties.
3. Click the Group Policy tab, and then click New.  
4. Type a descriptive name in the New Group Policy Object box (for example, type OfficeUpdate policy),
     and then press ENTER.
5. Click Edit.
6.. Under User Configuration, expand Windows Settings, expand Internet Explorer Maintenance, and  
     then click Security.
7.  In the right pane, right-click Security Zones and Content Ratings, and then click Properties.
8.  Click Import the current security zones and privacy settings, click Continue after you read the
    message stating that these settings will be ignored on computers that do not have the enhanced
    security configuration feature enabled, and then click Modify Settings.
9. Click Trusted sites, and then click Sites.
10. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the names of the sites you want to trust and click
     Add after each one
11. Click Close, and then click OK.
12. In the Security Zones and Content Ratings dialog box, click OK.
13. On the File menu, click Exit.
14. Click Close, and then select START->RUN and type  GPUPDATE /force
15. Permit sufficient time for the policy to propagate throughout the domain.  

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