Can't change internet options in control panel or from IE on Windows 2003 server

Posted on 2009-12-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have tried everything I can think of.  I changed policies, local as well.  I have five servers, all blades.  And I have a sixth as a second DC.  Only one server will not allow me to change the internet options.  I have tried diferent users with admin rights.  Tried users in different groups, etc nothing seems to fix thi issue.s
Question by:PriceD
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    by:Abhay Pujari
    what the exact error and what is the issue? Is there any virus on your server? any app doing this? which IE are you using?
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    you can check the applied Group Policies with cmd -> gpresult, so maybe you can see a group policy, which prevents you from changing the settings
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    Please supply some more information (see adhvps post) if you still haven't managed to correct the issue.

    Are you able to start inetcpl.cpl from Start > Run?
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    Seems like there is some group policy been applied on machine level which is preventing you from changing these settings!. Get yourself out of that GPO and you should be able to change the settings.

    Faraz H. Khan
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    I am going to check this suggestion however the issue is that I try to open Internet options from control panel or IE8.  And it states I don't have permission due to group policies.  The server did have IE7 which displayed the same issue.  I upgraded to 8, issue still persists.  As mentioned I check local policies an domain policies and they don't show any restrictions.  Either way I will confirm again shortly.
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    This was the only item I didn't check.  And helped me get it fixed.

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