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You cannot update a custom Web site to the security zone if you log on to a Windows Server 2003-based server by using a remote desktop connection

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
If you log on to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based server, you cannot update the security zone from a Group Policy object (GPO). This symptom occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You log on to a Windows Server 2003-based server by using a remote desktop connection.
  • The Start the following program on connection option is selected.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Create an Iegpo.vbs script with the following code.

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    Option ExplicitDim WshShell , objEnv , strCmdLine , strVersion , strLocaleSet WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set objEnv = WshShell.Environment("process")    strCmdLine = ObjEnv.Item("SystemRoot") & "\system32\ie4uinit.exe"     WScript.Echo strCmdLine     WshShell.Run strCmdline , 1, TRUE     strVersion = WshShell.RegRead ("HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}\Version")    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}\Version" , strVersion,"REG_SZ"    strLocale = WshShell.RegRead ("HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}\Locale")    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}\Locale" , strLocale,"REG_SZ"     strCmdLine = "rundll32 iedkcs32.dll,BrandExternal ;*0<" & _                  objEnv.Item("APPDATA") & _                  "\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Custom Settings"    WScript.Echo strCmdLine     WshShell.Run strCmdline , 1, TRUE
  2. Run the Iegpo.vbs script. To run the Iegpo.vbs script, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type cscript Iegpo.vbs, and then click OK.
The Iegpo.vbs script performs the following tasks:
  1. The Iegpo.vbs script copies the following registry key from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to HKEY_CURRENT_USER:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}\Version
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}\Locale
  2. The Iegpo.vbs script runs the following command:
    rundll32 iedkcs32.dll,BrandExternal ;*0<%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Custom Settings

Article ID: 899270 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 15:53:45 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

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