Internet Explorer automatically resets home page to MSN

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We are running Server 2003 as our PDC. We have group policy set on all machines to have the home page on Internet Explorer (we are running 6, 7, and 8) set to our intranet. However, every once in a while, on various machines, the home page changes to msn.com. Now I can obviously manually change it to the intranet or force updates to its group policy to change it back.

Is there a reason why this keeps changing or is there a way to block this?

Thanks,
JC
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Top Expert 2008

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This reset is usually caused by Windows Updates. With the updates, Microsoft reset your homepage to MSN.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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War1 is right, and unfortunately, the remedy is what you are currently doing..manual fix.  Unless you're going to stop the users from downloading auto updates, this is out of your control.

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I have automatic updates completely off. Is there anything else that could be causing the problem? I assumed it was a MS product updating and changing the setting.

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Top Expert 2008
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Besides updates, if you install a new Microsoft product, that could change your home page. I have not figured out how to block this. It's easier to revert the homepage back to what it should be.
try to uninstall msn from the " add remove programs"

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MSN is and has been uninstalled since it was deployed.
JC
i suggest to unified a IE version that will match in all user computer ,and you should do with IE8 because it has the latest patches
it happens in microsoft that gpo is having trouble to handle differences version  of the same product

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There doesn't seem to be a clean answer for this. When the PCs pick up the GP again, it reverts back to what it should be. It seems to be hit or miss when it occurs.

Thanks guys,
JC

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