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Internet Options are not changeable (greyed-out). How to reset those to a 'normal' IE?

Posted on 2008-06-12
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In a client's office, all Internet Explorer 6 seems to be installed by means of IE Administration Kit. All Internet Options such as HomePage, Automatic Proxy Configuration, Security, etc all are filled-in but can not be changed as those options are greyed-out. Users can not changed those settings even though they are member of local administrator groups.

Now the company has been merged so all of these settings has to be resetted and changed according to the new policy. Could anyone tell me how I can reset all of those IE setting to the default ones? A script would be a nice help :-)
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Question by:juragan
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by:Bird Dog
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I would use a group policy to set your new settings this should change all of the old settings to what you want
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by:txhockey26
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Odds are that the policies are being assigned via Group Policy with those options being greyed out.   Go look at the GP object, and you can either delete it or just make the modifications there that you would like to have to apply to all the workstations.
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by:juragan
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No GPO is in place for IE, that's why I am suspecting that it was deployed via IEAK.
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by:tigermatt
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If the settings in IE are greyed out then they have been restricted through Group Policy at the Domain Level, and the local users are prevented from changing them. You need to check your Group Policies on the server and check the Internet Explorer policies to remove anything which is blocking this.

Alternatively, just check the IE policies in Internet Explorer Mainenance - you can change a lot of these settings centrally in there without needing to do it for each user.
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Oops, dual post, did you check in Admin templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer (and ALL the sub policy folders?). Check in both User and Computer config. These shouldn't be greyed out by using the IEAK.

Also run rsop.msc and check in there - you can see all the policies being applied as you may have overlooked one!
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by:kunalclk
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Additionally you might wanna check this too if not through GPO.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=182569
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http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ie/flags.htm
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