Solved

Add URLs to IE Favorites Bar via GPO

Posted on 2013-11-19
9
1,888 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
Windows 7, Server 2008R2. How can I add URLs to the IE Favorites Bar? I want to make sure that if URL already exists under the same, no duplicates are created or they overwrite existing ones, if possible.
Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:nfinorthit
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Vadim Rapp earned 500 total points
ID: 39661405
Here's how. Replacing/non replacing is controlled by the checkboxes.
0
 

Author Comment

by:nfinorthit
ID: 39661438
Vadimrapp1: this option is only available at individual workstation but not at the server/domain level. I need the latter one. Thanks.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Vadim Rapp
ID: 39662342
The screenshot above was taken from the real group policy object in active directory, which would apply to whatever scope you apply it to. This particular option is under User Configuration, so it applies to the users rather than machines.
0
Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

 

Author Comment

by:nfinorthit
ID: 39662617
Yep, my bad - was looking under Computer instead. Will the new URLs be under Favorites or under Favorites Bar. I need them under the latter one and also make sure that the Bar is displayed/enabled if it isn't because some users don't display it
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Vadim Rapp
ID: 39662668
They will be under menu Favorites, and, if the Favorites bar becomes visible, they will be there as well.screenshot
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Vadim Rapp
ID: 39662692
...as for forced showing of the bar, I'm not sure it's possible by group policy. Group policy can prohibit showing of certain toolbars, tabs and such, but it normally does not force them onto the screen, also since the user can at any time show or hide any bar as they wish.

You can find out if showing of favorites bar is achieved by certain registry setting (I would monitor registry activity during the change, using Process Monitor), and if you find it, you can always create an .adm file for that setting, and add it to the administrative templates of the group policy object. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/225087 has details about that.
0
 

Author Comment

by:nfinorthit
ID: 39662701
OK, I see. Is there a way via GPO to force the Bar to show as well? Or should I ask this as a separate question? Thanks.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Vadim Rapp
ID: 39662712
already answered, see above. :-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:nfinorthit
ID: 39662978
Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Can I pull out the power cord after turning on hibernation? 4 53
how to count files? 4 31
AD architecture diagram 5 38
FTP server backups 5 14
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
Learn how to PXE Boot both BIOS & UEFI machines with DHCP Policies and Custom Vendor Classes
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question