Internet Explorer 6 looses security zone settings

Posted on 2007-10-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I have a laptop that acceses an intranet site on the local network. In order for the activex controls on the site to work it is necessary to have the intranet zone security settings set to specific values. If I go through and set these options, then click ok, the site works. If I then restart internet explorer (ie6, as 7 is not compatible with the site) the site stops working, and going into ie settings reveals that either one or two settings have changed, or the whole lot have been reset. I have tried shutting down all other processes running on the laptop, and it still happens. It is my MDs laptop, so blowing it out is not an option, although if there is a way to alter these settings using a script that he can just run when it stops working, that might be possible.
Question by:silent_waters
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    Expert Comment

    What you're describing is often a Group Policy setting that is set at the network level, not at the individual workstation level (which would explain why it is not retaining the changes you are making upon restart).  If it is a group policy, the only folks who could change this would be the ones who run the network where you are.  If it is only happening on this one machine, you could let them know that, in case that workstation falls into a different policy block than the other workstations in your area (I've see that before where I am).

    Author Comment

    The laptop is not on a domain, the network is pretty basic, and I am the one wo looks after it. I have plans to put in an infrastructure, but at the moment they are all stand-alone machines. If it is a GP issue it is set locally. What would I be looking for exactly?
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    Accepted Solution

    Here is an article on where the zone settings are in the registry:
    I'll bet that if you go there and try to change them, you're going to get a permissions error.  Right-click on the key, add the user with Full permissions, and then change it.

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