BING Homepage keeps overiding GP IE Settings
Posted on 2012-04-09
I am working in a school who has purchased 20 Net books running Win7 Pro. They came with a load of rubbish trials and programs installed so i uninstalled them right at the start.
BING being one of them it was installed as a program. I also installed all Microsoft Updates.
We have IE Settings (Proxy, Proxy bypass, Homepage, Favorites, Searchbar URL) and all of them are applied to all clients in school fine but on the net books we still get BING popping up stating "do you want this as your homepage" so i press no and it becomes the homepage overiding the GP settings.
I have tried a few things to sort this.
I took away the Homepage setting and created a new GPO just for the Homepage did GPUPDATE / FORCE on all Net Books and this worked on one of the Net Books for one user. It looks like the option to have BING is because IE9 has been installed but each user is prompted for BING to be the Homepage and each user presses no but it becomes the homepage - its driving me mad.
I have looked into automatic Browser Configuration and was going to set the interval to every 60 seconds but i could not give a URL for the CAB file and it seemed to technical anyway when GP should just push these settings out.
the GPO is set to Enforced in AD at Domain Level all the IE settings are applied fine and there are no errors in Event Log.
Its like the GPO pushes out the info and then Bing changes afterwards.