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How do find the following IE8 Entries in the registry ?

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Hello how can i find the respective registry entries for IE 8 as mentioned below and the possible values I can set up ? Thanks for your help.

General tab
Check for newer versions of stored pages
Amount of disk space to use

Content Tab
Content Advisor

Security tab
Run components not signed with Authenticode
Run components signed with Authenticode
Download signed ActiveX controls
Download unsigned ActiveX controls
Initialize and script ActiveX controls marked as not safe
Run ActiveX controls and plugins
Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting
Automatic prompting for file downloads
File download
Privacy Disable
Toolbars and extensions when inprivate browsing starts (In Private section)
Access data sources across domains
Allow script initiated windows without size of position constraints.
Navigate windows and frames across different domains
Enable XSS filter

Advanced Tab:
Enable third party browser extensions
Reuse windows for launching shortcuts
Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates
Show pictures
Do not save encrypted pages to disk
Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed
Check for server certificate revocation

Pop-up blocking should be disabled
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namerg--I hope you did not expect an easy answer.
This should help start you off
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;182569

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/making-internet-explorer-safer/

Look in and under this Registry Key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
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by:namerg
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hmm :(
I know i can do it via gpo, but gpo is breaking staff so i would like to create a little vbscript to set those changes via registry. I have found some but not all of them :(
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I think I am getting some light in this.
I downloaded Active Registry Monitor, took a snapshot of registry, made a change in IE and took another snapshot of the registry so I can compare it. And bingo, it is giving the reg key entries of the old entry and new entry. Also, as a reference this website http://networkdog.blogspot.com/2011/04/internet-explorer-9-configurations.html
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by:jcimarron
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namerg--Excellent reference.  Perhaps combined with Active Registry Monitor, you can determine the Registry values for Disable, Enable and Prompt.
I understand ARM still works in Win 7.

I am glad I directed you to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
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by:HBal2011
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Confirming what JCIMARRON said, for example:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

DWORD: CertificateRevocation = 0 ; to disable Certificate revocation.
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Well, it looks like all the changes are being reflected on this key
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1875664707-4292556452-2117001115-15911\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

Also I learned the following:
The different values for Disable, Enable and Prompt are 3,0,1 respectively.

Thank you for your help,
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namerg--And thank you for sleuthing the 3, 0, 1 settings.  You were most kind to pass this info on.
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@jcimarron: IT Knowledge Sharing is the only way to learn and grow.
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Is what I was looking for 99%
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