How to use Group Policy to control access to web sites

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Article ID: 556044 - View products that this article applies to.
Author: Yuval Sinay MVP
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SUMMARY

The following article will help you to use Windows Group Policy to control access to web sites.

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Note: Using the instructions bellow don’t provide a full management solutions.
         For large company/company with special security requirements, consider to use central
         management solution, like Microsoft ISA Server.
 
 
1. Create new GPO (Group Policy Object).
 
2. Under the new GPO, navigate to: "User Configuration\Windows Settings\Internet Explorer Maintenance\Connection\Connection".
 
3. Double click on "Proxy Settings".
 
4. Mark the checkbox "Enable proxy settings".
 
5. Under "Address of proxy" write the host name of the local proxy (In case that you
            don’t have a proxy server, write a 0.0.0.0 as the Server IP).
 
6. Under "Exceptions", write the web site that you to allow access to (To use multiple
               web site names, add ";" between each web site name.
         
7. Press on "Ok" button, and close the MMC.
 
8. Apply the new GPO to the required OU/Domain.
 
 
 

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Article ID: 556044 - Last Review: December 7, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
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