Active Directory Group Policy

Posted on 2011-10-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
How do you block users, via active directory group policy, from having access to the LAN settings and changing the proxy settings.
Question by:Reyesrj
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    Using GPO you can simply set up PROXY settings and disallow users to access network confogiuration. But normally, regular users cannot modify NIC configuration, so please ensure that your users are not Power Users or Administrators on their workstations.

    For PROXY settings, please check this node
    User Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Internet Explorer Maintenance -> Connection
    and modify "Automatic Browser Configuration" or "Proxy settings"

    for LAN configuration, modify appropriate node under
    User Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connections
    there are many useful policies

    After changing those policies, apply GPO to OU where users are located. All of them are users settings.


    Author Comment


    One more question:
    How do you lock the home page so the user can not change the home page when they open IE?
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    by:Krzysztof Pytko
    Hi, no problem :)

    There is also node for that under
    User Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Internet Explorer Maintenance -> URLs
    and there modify "Important URLs" and tick on "Customize Home page URL"

    That's all


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