Prevent users from uninstalling IE11

Is it possible via GPO to prevent users from uninstalling IE11 on Win7?

If not, is it possible to never allow users to reset their default browser such that IE11 is always the default?
nightshadzAsked:
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Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
Does the users have local administrative rights ?
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nightshadzAuthor Commented:
Yes.
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unrealized92Commented:
If they have local administrative rights, then it's not possible. They'll have access to add/remove any program on the local machine.  You'll need to disallow this, and set a group policy setting.


Follow this guide to make IE the default browser via GPO:
http://www.ehow.com/how_6356764_make-ie-default-browser-gpo.html
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nightshadzAuthor Commented:
Is it possible then to not show IE in the "uninstall a program" list?
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Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
Really challenging to do this then !


Anyway To disable Default browser changer :
gpedit.msc

 User Configuration ->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Internet Explorer

Double clicking on it will disable it.

To prevent users from uninstalling it ,i suggest disabling the access of "Add/Remove Programs" , in the registry

Via Regedit

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Uninstall

There is a REG_DWORD NoAddRemovePrograms , Set it to 1

Also Remove the uninstall Executable/msi of IE for extra security
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nightshadzAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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