When you try to enable the policy, Internet Explorer 7 instead lets you use UTF-8 to send URLs and does not block them. When you disable this policy, users cannot use UTF-8 characters in a URL.
Additionally, in the Internet Options item in Control Panel, under International on the Advanced tab, the Send UTF-8 URLs check box will be selected. However, this check box is unavailable when the Turn off sending URLs as UTF-8 policy setting is enabled. The Send UTF-8 URLs check box will be unselected and unavailable if the Turn off sending URLs as UTF-8 policy is disabled.
- If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer enables sending URLs as UTF-8. The user cannot change this policy setting.
- If you disable this policy setting, Internet Explorer disallows sending URLs as UTF-8. The user cannot change this policy setting.
- If you do not configure this policy setting, the user can enable or prevent the sending of URLs as UTF-8 within Internet Explorer.
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
- Under User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Component, expand Internet Explorer, and then expand Internet Settings.
- Click URL Encoding.
- Right-click Turn off sending URLs as UTF-8, and then click Properties.
- To block the use of UTF-8 to send URLs, click Disable.
- To let users use UTF-8 to send URLs, click Enable.
- Click OK.
- Close Group Policy Object Editor, and then restart the computer.
Article ID: 925261 - Last Review: Jun 10, 2008 - Revision: 1