Disable connection tab on internet exolorer properties

Posted on 2007-10-12
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a user using win XP-Pro as a client of Windows 2003 server. I wish to prevent this user from browsing on the internet. I have set the proxy server to an incorrectconnection, and then tried to hide the connection tap in GPO. I do this on the local PC, however the connection tab is not being hidden - so user can re-set the connection settings at will. Do I need to set this up on the server, or am I missing something.
Thank you in advance
Question by:wmccourt

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How saavy is this person?? If they don't know jack go into the TCP/IP settings and
set the IP address to the DNS server to a bogus/invalid IP address..
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KCTS earned 252 total points
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As its on a domain you can set it with a group policy.

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Thank you all.
1 If I set the DNS server to a bogus IP address - the PC slows down.
2. Do I use GPEDIT.MSC on the Server to edit Group Policy and can I limit the settings to one PC?
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johnb6767 earned 248 total points
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Internet Explorer Control Panel Restrictions (Part 1) (All Windows)

But GPO is the easiest way to do it....

Have you tried to set a Proxy in IE, to Then apply the above....
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
"Connection Settings"=dword:00000001
"Connection Wizard"=dword:00000001

Thats basically what prevents it from being altered....

or use the "ConnectionsTab"=dword:00000001

to hide the tab altogether....
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And by the way, if you used the local GPO, then might need to refresh the policy.


gpupdate /force

Then logoff, and log back in as him....


You can verify the GPO applied this way...

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