Internet Explorer 8 does not respect the Security Features Group Policy settings

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that has Windows Internet Explorer 8 installed, you configure Group Policy settings under one of the following nodes:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Security Features

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Security Features
However, some settings do not work on as expected.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Internet Explorer 8 does not read the registry keys that are set by the Group Policy settings.

The registry keys are located under the following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl 

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 2530548 (MS11-050). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2530548 MS11-050 Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: June 14, 2011

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Article ID: 2526430 - Last Review: June 20, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
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