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GPO for IE Home Page Settings

Posted on 2014-04-04
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Sometime ago a GPO was created to make our intranet home page the default home page for IE.  That GPO was created on a 2003 DC that has since been demoted to a member server and our Forest and Functional Level upgraded to 2008 R2.

I want to disable this setting but even though all GPO's should have replicated over to the 2008 R2 servers before the 2003 DC was demoted I cannot find it.

I have checked all the normal places where this could/should be set and it's not there.

In Group Policy Editor....................

User Config\Policies\Adm Templates\Windows Components\IE "Disable Changing Home Page Settings is not configured

User Config\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Explorer - Nothing configured.

 User Config\Policies\Windows Settings\IE Maintenance\URL's\Important URL's - Nothing configured.

Best the person who created it can remember is that is was set under Default Domain Policy in GPM and all PC's in the Forest when opening up IE are directed to the intranet home page and in IE under Tools>Internet Options the place to change your home page is disabled and you get the message at the bottom that says "some settings are managed by your systems administrator."

If the GPO is not set at any of the above locations where could it be?

Under Computer Configuration\Adm Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer I don't even see a key to set for ""Disable Changing Home Page Settings."
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I would start by seeing what GPO's are in effect on the PC. You can either run a "gpresult" on the PC or in Group Policy Management run a report from "group policy results" on one of the affected PC's. That should at least narrow it down to a set of policies to check.
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Running a gpresult \r on my PC pointed me to the OU and container the GPO was configured on.
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