Saturday, November 24, 2012 11:27 AM
IE 9 does not properly handle the "prevent access to drives from my computer " GPO when accessing the "view downloads" option from the tools menu. When this policy is enabled and you click on tools, view downloads, options, then browse in the "download options" dialog I receive the appropriate "this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions..." pop up message - as expected. When you click OK on the restrictions pop-up message the Explorer Browse window opens - not expected. This behavior happens regardless of what user I logon as, including local administrator.
Is there a patch or fix for this issue?
Is this issue addressed in IE 10?
OS: Windows 7 - clean install with all updates
Browser: IE 9.0.8112.16421 - clean install with all updates
Browser Update: 9.0.11
Local client GPO "prevent access to drives from my computer" enabled.
Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:23 PM
You mean local policy or AD group policy. For AD GPO look into more specific forum here
Monday, November 26, 2012 7:52 AMModerator
Monday, November 26, 2012 1:49 PM
I have gained futher understanding of the issue. When "prevent access to drives" GPO is enabled the user no longer has access to their local 'downloads' folder. The restriction notice in response to clicking browse indicates that access to the downloads folder has been restricted. Clicking ok continues on to Explorer where the user can select any network share as a place to download files, but not the drives on the local computer.
If you select a network share folder then the restriction notice goes away when you repeat the process.
- Marked As Answer by Tracy CaiMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Wednesday, December 26, 2012 1:43 AM