This article describes how to implement advanced settings
by using Group Policy objects (GPOs) in Microsoft Internet Explorer on a
computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows 2000. This article does assume that you have
successfully implemented Group Policies in your environment. When
you configure Internet Explorer on client computers by using
Group Policies, you can customize the Advanced settings and some of the
Temporary Internet Files settings that are not available by
Use Group Policy Objects to set advanced settings
You must have the Group Policy set to Preference mode to
customize Internet Explorer. To do this:
- Open the Group Policy Editor by using Microsoft Management
- Locate and click Internet Explorer Maintenance under Windows Settings in User Configuration.
- Right-click Internet Explorer Maintenance, and then click Preference Mode.
If a policy is already defined, you must click Reset Browser Settings
before you can place this policy in Preference mode. When you
reset the browser settings, any policy settings that are specified to that
Group Policy are reset.Note
Preference mode settings are set by an administrator; however,
you can change the settings after the policy is applied (for example, your home
page or settings on the Advanced
tab). After the policy is applied to a client computer, you can
change your home page and advanced settings.
If the administrator
does not want users to change the settings, the administrator can apply a
restriction by using the Administrative templates in the GPO.
administrator must also combine GPOs, an organizational unit, a user, or a
computer by implementing both a Preference mode and a MAINTENANCE MODE
For more information about how to troubleshoot of Group Policies, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Troubleshooting Group Policy application problems
For more information about Group Policies in Windows 2000,
view the following Microsoft Web site: