The "Intranet Sites: Include all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones" policy setting does not function as expected in Internet Explorer 7

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SYMPTOMS

If you configure one or more of the following Group Policy settings, the policy may not affect zone detection in Internet Explorer, even though Internet Options shows the followings settings:
  • Turn on automatic detection of the intranet
  • Intranet Sites: Include all network paths (UNCs)
  • Intranet Sites: Include all sites that bypass the proxy server
  • Intranet Sites: Include all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You are running Windows Internet Explorer 7 on a Windows-based computer.
  • In a workgroup environment, you use Group Policy settings to disable the Turn on automatic detection of the intranet setting and to enable the Intranet Sites: Include all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones setting.
  • You are using Internet Explorer 7 to access a local intranet site.
Note The Security Page folder has the following path in the Local Group Policy Editor:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Internet Explorer 7 ignores the policies that are described in the "Symptoms" section. Therefore, the default values of these settings are used for evaluating the zone for a given URL. If you configure a policy setting to a value other than the default value, a local site may appear as "Local Intranet" even though you expect it to appear as "Internet," or vice versa.

RESOLUTION

Windows XP hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To enable this hotfix after installation, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry subkey, and then click it:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following key name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_ZONES_CHECK_ZONEMAP_POLICY_KB941001
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows XP with SP2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Urlmon.dll7.0.6000.206361,155,07217-Aug-200716:15x86

Windows Server 2003 hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To enable this hotfix after installation, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry subkey, and then click it:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following key name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_ZONES_CHECK_ZONEMAP_POLICY_KB941001
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Urlmon.dll7.0.6000.206361,155,07217-Aug-200707:59x86

Windows Vista service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Windows Vista hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To enable this hotfix after installation, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry subkey, and then click it:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type the following key name, and then press ENTER:
    FEATURE_ZONES_CHECK_ZONEMAP_POLICY_KB941001
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. Type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot Applicable2,03115-Aug-200715:41Not Applicable
X86_70cd3af9fe2d6b3ed09975c2c95716c5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20661_none_a38f67b12441f686.manifestNot Applicable72415-Aug-200715:41Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-i..ersandsecurityzones_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20661_none_b34694dcf2f0be02.manifestNot Applicable283,49215-Aug-200715:41Not Applicable
Urlmon.dll7.0.6000.206611,161,72815-Aug-200702:16x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use Internet Explorer maintenance policies to set the intranet zone values to the values that are described in the "Symptoms" section.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

To use Group Policy to set the intranet zone values that are described in the "Symptoms" section, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, expand Internet Explorer, and then expand Internet Control Panel.
  3. Click Security Page, right-click Intranet Sites: Include all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones, and then click Properties.
  4. Click Enabled, and then click OK.
  5. Right-click Turn on automatic detection of the intranet, and then click Properties.
  6. Click Disabled, and then click OK.
  7. Exit the Group Policy Object Editor
To verify the settings, follow these steps:
  1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. On the Security tab, click Local intranet, and then click Sites.
The Automatic detection of intranet network check box is cleared, and the Include all local (intranet) sites not list in other zones check box is selected.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 941001 - Last Review: November 5, 2008 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
Keywords: 
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