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Internet Explorer 11 trusted sites list not populated. Set via GPO, site to zone assignment.

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  • The problem: Trusted sites list in IE11 is not populated with trusted sites, although it seems the GPO is applied correctly. The trusted site list is grayed out, uneditable for the user, as it should, but it is empty, and the sites defined in the site to zone assignment are running in Internet Zone, and not trusted sites, when checking Properties.

    We have set the group policy for Internet Explorer 11 trusted sites via the Site to zone assignment list.  The GPO is supposed to apply for users logging on to a terminal server. 

    Troubleshooting:
    1. We can confirm the GPO is being read and applied to the registry via gpresult.
    2. We can confirm the key is added in the registry, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMapKey
    3. We can confirm that Internet Explorer 11 notifies the user that "Some settings are managed by your system administrator" and the Trusted Sites list is grayed out. 

    What else should we check?
    Why are the sites still in the Internet Zone, when defined as trusted in the GPO?
    Why do the sites not show up in the trusted sites list in user's IE11?

    Thank you.


    Kthxbai





    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:52 PM

Answers

  • Solved the issue by disabling "IEHarden" in registry.

    http://blog.tmurphy.org/2015/10/ie-trusted-sites-not-working-in-rds.html


    Kthxbai

    • Marked as answer by Stoltenberg Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:54 PM
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:54 PM

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  • Solved the issue by disabling "IEHarden" in registry.

    http://blog.tmurphy.org/2015/10/ie-trusted-sites-not-working-in-rds.html


    Kthxbai

    • Marked as answer by Stoltenberg Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:54 PM
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:54 PM
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