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

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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?

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Lyle
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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.
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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
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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.
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I chose my comment as the solution because people looking for the solution are pointed to the registry settings that resolved my issue.
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