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Configuring Internet Explorer Security settings (Security Zones and Content Ratings)

Posted on 2013-02-03
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Hi guys I hope you are well and can assist.

We run a mixed environment.

Client side: XP and Win7
Server side: Win 2003 and Win 2008 R2

Historically, we have configured IE security settings and zones within the client build itself, but I dont think this is good practice.

What id like help with is the following:

Let us say for example, I want to add an exception URL that allows a popup to be allowed and not blocked.

How would you guys do this so that this configuration gets applied to your entire fleet?

Ideally this is what I would have thought you would want:

1/ A list of all Security settings in a matrix based on the zones eg:
a) Local Intranet
b) Internet
c) Trusted Sites
d) Restricted Sites
You could perhaps have this in an excel spreadsheet.

2/Somehow import the above settings into a gpo.

3/Apply the gpo from step 2/ to your fleet.

Im trying to work out how to do the following:

a) Quickly get a list of all security settings for IE on a newly built SOE machine
b) Create some kind of template or list that I can use this in AD
c) Use AD to deploy this list INSTEAD of having to put this hardcoded into each new build we do.

If you guys use GPOS for this, can someone please confirm the following for me?

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Hi

You can find the all the Group policy settings in the below link.

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250

In which server you are using GPMC tool to Add/edit the GPO. Please use Windows server 2008 R2 DC to Add/edit GPO

For Trusted Site:
computer configuration\Administrative templates\Windows Components\ActiveX Installer Service

Configuring trusted website and active x settings for IE7 or Vista and later
http://www.windowstricks.in/2010/11/configuring-trusted-website-and-activex.html

For IE security Settings:
computer configuration\Administrative templates\Windows Components\Internet explorer\Internet control panel\Security Page


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Jai
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Thanks jai
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