Solved

Lock down IE to several sites only

Posted on 2011-03-03
5
510 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have an XP machine joined to a SBS 2008 domain.  The client wants to allow only a few sites to be accessed by IE.  We tried content adviser, however links within the site were causing issues.  Is their a better method for this issue?
0
Comment
Question by:tampatechman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:hunart
ID: 35030311
A proxy server would be a better choice.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:IamTheMorsa
ID: 35030346
Could setup a bogus proxy server and then add all of the sites that you want to bypass the proxy:

group policy in

User Configuration / Windows Settings / Internet Explorer Maintenance / Connections / Proxy Settings
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:yelbaglf
ID: 35030513
Here's an example of how to set a fake proxy in IE.  Afterwards, click the Advanced button to set which sites should NOT use the proxy.  Also, remember to check the box for 'Bypass proxy server for local addresses if this is needed'.  An alternative to this, (but not as simple) would be to set up a proxy server and use a pac file for IE.

ieOptions
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
upalakshitha earned 500 total points
ID: 35032971
windows steady state GPO can do this.import this attached adm template by removing .zip
there is a setting "prevent access from internet explorer" , after you enable it you can see "except web sites" & you can add exceptions to allow access to specified sites.
look under user configuration > administrative templates > all windows steady state
Windows-SteadyState.adm.zip
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tampatechman
ID: 35038982
accepted because it accomplishes goal, and does not block background updates from running as a fake proxy would.

thanks for all help
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I've often see, or have been asked, the question about the difference between the Exchange 2010 SP1 version, available as part of Small Business Server (SBS) 2011, and the “normal” Exchange 2010 SP1 Standard. The answer to the question is relativ…
I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question