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How to disable IE8 Security Warning

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I have been trying to test IE8 for use within our Agency but continue to get this warning:

"Your security setting level puts your computer at risk"

I am aware that starting with IE7 (Which our agency never went to, so we are still using IE6) Internet Explorer checks your browser settings and if Microsoft doesn't like the settings it will give you this warning.

I need to find how to disable this warning and preferably in a manner that we could create a Group Policy so we don't have to manually disable when we push out to all users.
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jakosysadmin

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you need to allow IE to fix the security settings (ie re-establish a factory default) and include your desired domains and specific servers into the security zones of your liking (most probably into intranet/trusted).

from the security concious viewpoint IE is a swiss cheese. you do NOT want to surf the net with relaxed security settings.

Author

Commented:
I have added the domains. Unfortunantly, due to some of the legacy applications some areas must have relaxed settings. Internet usage is fairly locked down.
jakosysadmin

Commented:
and the reason that these legacy apps cannot be included in the "Trusted" zone is?

Author

Commented:
They are in the trusted zone. Then I let IE fix the settings and then multiple internal pages are not displayed/ work properly.  

I apprieciate your concern for our security, but I need to find a way to disable MS from checking the security settings.

Commented:
IE ==> internet options ==> security tap ==>
make both internet & Intranet default level (or decrese the level and check)

Author

Commented:
Thank you for your suggestion, but I need to know how to disable IE from checking my settings not how to change my settings.
jakosysadmin

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if you really are sure that there is no way to give in to the Redmond and have those legacy sites to play well with your IE8s I guess you could take the calculated risk: http://www.theworldofoffice.com/other-tips-tricks/how-to-disable-security-warning-messages-internet-explorer/

Author

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I followed the steps and it appears those instructions are for Vista. I had found those instructions in several places on the web. When I try to Follow these steps:
    *
      Go to Start
    *
      And type in the search box gpedit.msc (in XP youll need use Run command)

 

Now if you didnt disable the User Account Control  UAC youll need to click on allow.

 

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    *
      Go to Local Computer Policy
    *
      Computer Configuration
    *
      Administrative Templates
    *
      Windows Components
    *
      Internet Explorer
    *
      Now double-click on Turn off the Security Settings Check feature and set it to Enabled.

When I expand "Windows Components" there is no IE option. I have also expanded all of the other trees and have not found anything that looks like it would apply.
jakosysadmin

Commented:
You need the IE deployment kit to have those options.
OR if you know the registry keys you can always compile your own policy files.

Author

Commented:
Do you have any advice on this configuration? I went through the steps but could still not find anything that would appear to make an impact and the first one I completed did not make an impact.
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