The Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES) feature does not reset some settings in Internet Explorer 7

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Symptoms

After you use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES) in Windows Internet Explorer 7, RIES does not reset some settings to their default states.

Workaround

You cannot reset the following four settings by using RIES because applications other than Internet Explorer use the settings. These four settings are as follows:
  • Enable FTP folder view (outside of Internet Explorer)
  • Use passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility)
  • Always use ClearType for HTML
  • Check for Publisher’s certificate revocation
To reset these settings, follow the steps depending on the operating system of the computer.

For Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, click Run, type Inetcpl.cpl, and then click OK.
  2. In the Internet Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab, and then click Restore advanced settings.

    Note You can also manually click to select or click to clear the check boxes that are next to the settings that you want to change.

For Windows Vista

  1. Click Start, type inetcpl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then click inetcpl.cpl in the Programs list.
  2. In the Internet Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab, and then click Restore advanced settings.

    Note You can also manually click to select or click to clear the check boxes that are next to the settings that you want to change.
Additionally, the RIES feature does not affect the following settings:
  • By default, the Automatically detect intranet network setting is enabled. To change this setting, follow these steps:
    1. On the Security tab in the Internet Properties dialog box, click Local intranet, and then click Sites.
    2. Click to select the check box that is next to Automatically detect intranet network.

      Note By default, the three check boxes that are listed under the Automatically detect intranet network check box are not selected.
  • By default, the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box for the local intranet is not selected. To restore this setting, follow these steps:
    1. On the Security tab in the Internet Properties dialog box, select the Local intranet zone, and then click Sites.
    2. In the Local intranet dialog box, click Advanced.
    3. Click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
  • By default, the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box for trusted sites is selected. To restore this setting, follow these steps:
    1. On the Security tab in the Internet Properties dialog box, select the Trusted sites zone, and then click Sites.
    2. In the Trusted sites dialog box, click to select the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box if it is not already enabled.
  • By default, the Lock the Toolbars setting is enabled. In Internet Explorer 7, on the View menu, click Toolbars, and then click Lock the Toolbars to enable this setting if it is not already enabled.

References

For more information about how to use RIES, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
923737 How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)
For more information about RIES, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/06/12/628499.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/bb219541.aspx

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Article ID: 926717 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
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