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How to set advanced settings in Internet Explorer by using Group Policy Objects
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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 default.
Use Group Policy Objects to set advanced settingsYou must have the Group Policy set to Preference mode to customize Internet Explorer. To do this:
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.
An administrator must also combine GPOs, an organizational unit, a user, or a computer by implementing both a Preference mode and a MAINTENANCE MODE GPO.
TroubleshootingFor more information about how to troubleshoot of Group Policies, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250842/ )Troubleshooting Group Policy application problems
For more information about Group Policies in Windows 2000, view the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 274846 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 4.6