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How do I disable the information bar using group policy

I need to block network users from being able to download files from the internet and the only I see this as a possibility would be to disable the information bar using group policy.

Does anyone have any resolution for either of these i.e. stop downloads from the internet or disable the information bar, or even both!?

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goyal_251Commented:
Do you have firewall in your network?
You want to block all internet or just download?
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TheGorbyCommented:
Well if your users are using Internet Explorer, you can just set all internet zones to not allow file downloads, which can be set via group policy. In the Internet Properties on the security tab, highlight each zone one at a time and click the Custom Level button. In the Downloads section, change the setting 'File Download' to Disable.
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CromwellhospitalAuthor Commented:
goyal 251:

We do have a firewall on our network.

We just need to block downloads.
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CromwellhospitalAuthor Commented:
TheGorby:

But what are the settings in Group Policy to put this into affect accross the network?
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TheGorbyCommented:
In the group policy User Configuration, go to Windows Settings->Internet Explorer Maintenance->Security, then open Security Zones and Content Ratings. Select the option to 'Import the current security zones and privacy settings'. Then you can click the Modify Settings button and set the internet zone security as you want it to be, and that's pretty much all there is to it.
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