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How to control "File Download" and "Promtping for download" settings in Internet Explorer

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The security settings in Internet Explorer that control whether a user is able to download files through the browser keep changing for users at my firm.  To be specific, it is:

Internet Options -> Security -> "Internet Zone" -> Custom Level -> Downloads

The settings in question are "Automatic prompting for file downloads" and "File download."  I would like the settings to both be "Enable."  My users are savvy enough and educated about the risks enough to warrant that, as they often have to download PDF and other documents from websites.  

For some reason I cannot figure out, even when I have set them both to "Enable" they will often get reset to "Disabled" for multiple users.  Some it happens almost every day; others it is less frequent.

Does anyone know either what causes that or how I can set it so it won't change?  These are all XP desktops.  We do have a domain controller (Windows Server 2003) with Active Directory, but I do not know Active Directory at all.  Perhaps there is a way to centralize that setting and keep it set there?

Thanks for any advice,
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