IE9 on Windows 7 PC joined to domain; domain servers are Win2K8 R2
With a new installation of Win7 and IE9, the Internet Options -> Security tab displays default zone settings of:
Internet – Medium-High
Intranet – Medium-Low
Trusted – Medium
Restricted – High
In Group Policy, in either Computer or User Configuration -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security, if I change a Zone Template to Enabled – Medium (and also the Locked-Down Internet Zone Template per recommendation) the original value is still displayed.
For example, out-of-box IE9 Internet Zone is default of Medium-High.
In GP, set the Internet Zone Template and Locked-Down Internet Zone Template to Enabled – Medium;
Force update of policy to machine/user;
Confirm policy applied using RSOP;
Open Internet Options -> Security tab and it still displays Internet zone set to Medium-High, however it is now grayed out and cannot be changed.
How to get these Group Policies to apply the setting to IE9 Security zones?
Only method I found that works is User Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Internet Explorer Maintenance -> Security and import the Security Zone settings.
Sorry. This does not work, either.
I had already tested Computer policies, only.
I retested using User Group Policy Loopback processing enabled, with the setting at Replace.
IE9 still displays the Zone Template settings as the machine defaults, not the settings I enabled in policy.
Besides, we do need to apply the User Settings on these machines, so applying only Computer settings will not work for our situation.