Solved

How to best deploy default security zones without forcing using IEAK or GPO with IE 11

Posted on 2013-11-26
3
659 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
We are planning to upgrade to IE 11 firm wide and I am looking for the best option to deploy a default set of "Intranet sites" and "Trusted Sites" to all staff.  I can do this using IEAK, but it appears that GPO preferences are starting to become a preferred option.  Is there a way to use GPO preference to deploy a default set of Intranet and Trusted sites and allow staff to add additional sites to each as needed to their own Intranet/Trusted sites in IE?

Thanks
Lyle
0
Comment
Question by:YeoLyle
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:McKnife
McKnife earned 250 total points
ID: 39677875
Yes there is. Proceed as follows:
These settings are registry settings. So download regfromapp, a small tool by nirsoft, free. Let it filter what IE11 does and do your adjustments. Then pick the settings and distribute those using group policy preferences. There is a wizard option in GPP that lets you choose multiple settings easily.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
YeoLyle earned 0 total points
ID: 39709662
Thanks McKnife, the part where you stated that these were registry settings pointed me in the right direction.  I ended up tracking the locations down to 2 different locations:

HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Internet Settings/ZoneMap/Domains
and
HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Internet Settings/ZoneMap/EscDomains

I added the sites in accordingly and set the referenced http or https to the corresponding value for the Zone I wanted and that does it.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:YeoLyle
ID: 39719751
I chose my comment as the solution because people looking for the solution are pointed to the registry settings that resolved my issue.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

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

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...
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

910 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now