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Home page is wrong

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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Users get a home page based on group policy, but after a change the old home page (http://Intranet01) still displays.

I have changed the setting in Group Policy from http://Intranet01 to http://intranet02

Group Policy Results show that the policy is applied and an examination of the registry at
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page = http://Intarnet02
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL = http://Intranet02

I don't understand how the home page can still show the old setting, when the registry says otherwise.

Any Ideas


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Have you checked rsop.msc on client pc? then run gpupdate /force at client pc
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Yes the rsop, shows that the group policy is applied.
Doesn't it mean that the policy is applied correctly if the registry  says that the Start page and the Default_Page_URL are Intranet02. ?

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And did you have a look at my first suggestions?

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Sorry leegclystvale, I did do both of these, and the rsop, revealed that the policy was correctly applied


Jim

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Oh, I also did a gpupdate /force.

But doesn't this come back to the dilemma that if  Start Page and Default_Page_URL say http://Intranet02, then why does the user get http://Intranet01.

Group Policy is pushing out the right information, but the user is not getting these settings.

Jim
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Have you checked the local machine policy settings? Have you tried using another user on the machine to see if it works for another user?

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Yes, this occurs across all users and machines.

I found an entry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page = http://Intranet01.

When this is changed to Intranet02, the home page displays correctly. The problem however is that a nonadministrator cannot change this policy.

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I have found the solution.

There was another policy UserConfiguration > Administrative Templates > Extra Internet Explorer Settings, that put the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page entry in.
This prevented the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page working.

Your solution leegclystvale on  Date:05/07/09 02:37 AM that there was a higher policy, is therefore correct.

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