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Internet Explorer 8 "settings wizard" for "new windows profiles"

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Hi there,

Every time a new profile is created in a PC, and I.E.8 is launched, a settings wizard pups-up.

All the users have the same I.E. settings. So I need to remove this pop-up and automatically  import the settings.

IF you have the solution by using both a GPO and supplying the magic reg key, that would be great.

Thanks for your help,
Rene
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Hi Rene. You should be able to configure the 'Prevent performance of First Run Customize' setting via GPO. More detailed info here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc985351.aspx
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Thomas,

"Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Accelerators" does not exist.

Have any ideas?

Thanks,
Rene
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You can use group policy to trick windows into thinking that it has already shown the message to you. In Group Policy Management editor create a new policy then right click the policy and select edit.  Now we need to dig down into User Configuration --> Preferences --> Windows Settings then click Registry. Now you want to create a new registry item and navigate to the Registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and change the value of the Registry string RunOnceHasShown to 1.


If you can't get the group policy to work here is the line to add to the end of the login script to fix it.
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main /v RunOnceHasShown /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
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GEO1277,

I had to add more values to the main key so it works. Thanks for pointing me to the right direction.

May I also ask you the following?

I would also need the reg key/value for removing the welcome nag screen inviting the user for a guided visit of XP when a new profile is created.

Thanks for your help,
Rene
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v RunOnceHasShown /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v RunOnceHasShown_TIMESTAMP /t REG_BINARY /d 00 /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v IE8RunOncePerInstallCompleted /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

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GEO1277,

I corrected my previous command lines.

I also found the key to Disable the XP Tour.

Thanks for your help and cheers,
Rene


 
REM MAKES INTERNET EXPLORER THAT IT DID ASK ALL THE ANNOYING ACCELLRATION OPTIONS WIZZARD
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v IE8RunOnceLastShown /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v IE8RunOnceLastShown_TIMESTAMP /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v IE8RunOncePerInstallCompleted /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

REM DISABLE XP TOUR
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Tour" /v RunCount /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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Thanks Thomas and Geo for your contribution.

Cheers,
Rene
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