Pictures don't show up in IE on windows 7 PCs in domain

Posted on 2012-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-09-27
I have added several Windows 7 PCs to our Domain, both 32 & 64 bit & all seems to be fine except for 1 problem. When going to different websites, some sites show all pictures, videos, etc. but some don't. They show a box with red x in it. They are using IE8 & IE9, no difference. I have installed, tried, uninstalled & reinstalled Java, Flash player, difference. We have a windows XP PC that has no problem displaying the images/videos & it is also on the Domain. The DC is windows 2008r2 with all current updates. I tried turning off the local PC firewall but still no go.
Is there a group policy I'm not setting? If so, why does the XP PC display just fine?
Sites like fox sports are fine but one site in particular is     that doesn't display the pics.  I have no problem with the windows 7 PC when it is not on the Domain it seems.

Question by:mimi8118

    Author Comment

    I used my windows 7 laptop not joined on the Domain & all displayed fine. Joined it to the Domain & it failed to display the pics. I assume it is group policy on DC at this point. Just have to figure out how to change/allow it.
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    by:Ayman Bakr

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    Yes, I tried that. The problem only happens when the computer is logged on the Domain, not when you log on locally. Hmmmmm...?
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    Just an idea...
    Dependend from the policies, so i.e. to use a proxy or firewall which resides in the domain, these devices may cause timeouts, either they don't allow the pictures (or source of the pictures) at all or they are just to slow and the picture times out.

    You usuall yhave the option to right click and download the picture. If not, then the picture or picture source maybe blocked by a device in the network.

    You may try to change or just observe the browser proxy settings to confirm this possibility.

    Author Comment

    I try to right click "show picture" but the picture still does not appear. The page is slow loading but not long enough to time out, I believe.
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    If the computer i sloggend onto the domain, there may be several actions, which may influence the behavior:
    - proxy policy settings are set, but not applied on the client.
    - computer uses a different route to the internet
    - local settings for IE are different than on other clients.
    - older PC may have taken over older settings while new ones get the default ones.
    - virus scanners
    - local firewall settings

    As the effect is shown in internet explorer and the connection works in general, also as the effect is only shown when connected with the domain, I would assume something, what is connected to domain settings according proxy and firewall.

    All settings above can be influenced by group policies or central management, by default settings on new PCs or by manual changes of the user.

    So to investigate the error more closely, I would:
    Take two Win 7 machines, one which works and the non working one. Put them into the domain and comapare:
    - UAC Settings (not taken over from a domain user)
    - Check if the security zone for a poblem site is the same than on a working PC
    - Proxy settings or IE
    - Security settings, especiall from the internet zone
    - Enhaced tab settings in IE settings.
    - Policy resultset to see, if they take the same policy set

    Also you may put a problem site temprarly into the trusted site zone to see, if the behaviour changes.

    You may also tracert agains such a non working target to see, if both PC takes the same route.

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