Solved

Problem with changing Internet Explorer homepage via GPO on Server 2008r2

Posted on 2015-02-18
4
202 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-19
Hello all,

I am having a problem with changing Internet Explorer homepage.
I have been following this article:
http://serverfault.com/questions/588031/how-to-set-the-internet-explorer-home-page-via-gpo
In short I have created a GPO and linked it to the appropriate OU however it doesn't seem to change the homepage URL

Reg key deployed via GPO:
In the Group Policy Management Editor, go to User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Registry.
Right click -> New -> Registry Item
Action = Update
Hive = HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key Path = Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Value Name = Start Page
Value Type = REG_SZ
Value Data = your Home Page URL

Deploying this reg key via GPO doesn't seem to change the homepage...
Any ideas? perhaps there is a better method since MS removed Internet Explorer Maintenance snap-ins from group policy?

Thanks!
EE-GPO.PNG
0
Comment
Question by:Nolan Gustavo
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Joseph Moody earned 500 total points
ID: 40617077
My preference is used administrative templates - main start page.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Nolan Gustavo
ID: 40618505
I cant seem to find the option to set a different homepage there?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Nolan Gustavo
ID: 40618511
Ignore me, issue resolved thanks for your help!
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Nolan Gustavo
ID: 40618512
Exactly what I was looking for, thanks.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
Is your Office 365 signature not working the way you want it to? Are signature updates taking up too much of your time? Let's run through the most common problems that an IT administrator can encounter when dealing with Office 365 email signatures.
Google currently has a new report that is in beta and coming soon to Webmaster Tool accounts. This Micro Tutorial will highlight new features for Google Webmaster Tools.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how nuggets on the Web are formatted by using Chrome Developer Tools. These tools would not only view the site's CSS but it can also modify it and save the CSS to use on your own site.

777 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