Disable connection tab on internet exolorer properties

Posted on 2007-10-12
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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    Expert Comment

    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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    Accepted Solution

    As its on a domain you can set it with a group policy.

    Author Comment

    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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    Assisted Solution

    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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    Expert Comment

    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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    Forced accept.

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