I have users on xp sp3 computers with office xp and ie6. After upgrading to IE7, they get an error when following url links embedded in office documents. So if they click on www.google.com
in a Word document or in an email, they get the error "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer". But opening IE7 first and then browsing to the same url works fine.
We use a gpo (server 2003) for these users with User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System > Run Only Allowed Windows Applications enabled. The list contains iexplore.exe. I also tried adding "iexplore.exe www.google.com
" and then following www.google.com
in word, still blocked.
When I watch taskman when logged in with a profile without the gpo applied, I can't see an extra process fired up before IE7 is launched. I haven't tried process explorer yet, but I thought I try here to see if anyone already knows the answer? Is the allowed applications list the right place to look fix this problem?