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Setting Group policy for IE

srfreemaninc asked
This is probably an easy answer, well at least I hope it is.

I want to enforce a policy that sets every user's default home page to our internal website.

I also want to put that site in the users trusted sites category, and set their activeX controls so that the website can run activex controls (ie starting Excel, etc) without being prompted.

Is this doable through GP, and if so, how?  I'm a relative newbie when it comes to SBS2011, and what can and can't be done through the group policy.

I would like to have this new policy affect new and existing users (I would imagine through gpupdate)

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How to setup IE Home page using Group Policy

If you have many Windows 2003 or XP computers and would like to setup all computers using the same home page, you can setup it using Group Policy so that the home page apply to all computers' IE. To that, please follow these steps:

1. Run group policy from gpedit.msc or Administrative Tools.

2. Navigate User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Internet Explorer.

3. In the right side, double-click on Disable change home page settings.

4. check Enable.

5. Type the home page name, for example, http://www.chicagotech.net.org.

6. Close to save the settings.
If you want this to apply to everyone i would suggest editing the default domain policy or if selective create a new group policy for the particular organizational unit