Use Group Policy Objects to set advanced settingsYou must have the Group Policy set to Preference mode to customize Internet Explorer. To do this:
- Open the Group Policy Editor by using Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
- Locate and click Internet Explorer Maintenance under Windows Settings in User Configuration.
- Right-click Internet Explorer Maintenance, and then click Preference Mode.
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.