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  • How do I configure Tracking Protection Lists for all users on a computer?
    Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Since Tracking protection lists is a new feature in Internet Explorer 9 that helps protect users from being tracked online. If we want to configure it via Group Policy, we must add the new Group Policy setting. To add these new Group Policy settings, Internet Explorer 9 installs an administrative template (ADMX file) during normal installation.

    To create GPOs in the domain, based on the new setting, you can do one of the following:

    • Install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on a computer that runs Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9. Then, turn on the Group Policy Management Tools feature and use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to edit GPOs in the domain.
    • Copy the ADMX and ADML files to the Group Policy central store, and then edit GPOs in the domain as usual.

    For details, I suggest we could refer the following articles. We will have a better understanding of configuring the new IE9 feature via Group Policy.

    Features in Internet Explorer 9

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699435.aspx

    Microsoft Announces New “Tracking Protection” Feature for Internet Explorer Nine

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/privacyimperative/archive/2010/12/07/microsoft-announces-new-tracking-protection-feature-for-internet-explorer-nine.aspx

    Group Policy Settings

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff986259

    Regards,

    Andy


    • Edited by Andy Qi Friday, July 20, 2012 2:40 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:27 AM
    Friday, July 20, 2012 2:39 AM
  • Tried to do this with trough GPO and registry settings - but no luck.

    Its not possible to do this then..

    Is it another way I can block ads or flash content on some webpages?

    We have tried ActiveX filtering but then we need to approve sites where ActiveX can run. We need to allow ActiveX on all sites, and block for 10-20 sites.



    • Edited by oleschmi Friday, July 20, 2012 9:21 AM
    • Marked as answer by oleschmi Monday, July 30, 2012 7:19 AM
    Friday, July 20, 2012 9:13 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Since Tracking protection lists is a new feature in Internet Explorer 9 that helps protect users from being tracked online. If we want to configure it via Group Policy, we must add the new Group Policy setting. To add these new Group Policy settings, Internet Explorer 9 installs an administrative template (ADMX file) during normal installation.

    To create GPOs in the domain, based on the new setting, you can do one of the following:

    • Install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on a computer that runs Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9. Then, turn on the Group Policy Management Tools feature and use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to edit GPOs in the domain.
    • Copy the ADMX and ADML files to the Group Policy central store, and then edit GPOs in the domain as usual.

    For details, I suggest we could refer the following articles. We will have a better understanding of configuring the new IE9 feature via Group Policy.

    Features in Internet Explorer 9

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699435.aspx

    Microsoft Announces New “Tracking Protection” Feature for Internet Explorer Nine

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/privacyimperative/archive/2010/12/07/microsoft-announces-new-tracking-protection-feature-for-internet-explorer-nine.aspx

    Group Policy Settings

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff986259

    Regards,

    Andy


    • Edited by Andy Qi Friday, July 20, 2012 2:40 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:27 AM
    Friday, July 20, 2012 2:39 AM
  • Hi,

    Since Tracking protection lists is a new feature in Internet Explorer 9 that helps protect users from being tracked online. If we want to configure it via Group Policy, we must add the new Group Policy setting. To add these new Group Policy settings, Internet Explorer 9 installs an administrative template (ADMX file) during normal installation.

    To create GPOs in the domain, based on the new setting, you can do one of the following:

    • Install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on a computer that runs Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9. Then, turn on the Group Policy Management Tools feature and use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to edit GPOs in the domain.
    • Copy the ADMX and ADML files to the Group Policy central store, and then edit GPOs in the domain as usual.

    For details, I suggest we could refer the following articles. We will have a better understanding of configuring the new IE9 feature via Group Policy.

    Features in Internet Explorer 9

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699435.aspx

    Microsoft Announces New “Tracking Protection” Feature for Internet Explorer Nine

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/privacyimperative/archive/2010/12/07/microsoft-announces-new-tracking-protection-feature-for-internet-explorer-nine.aspx

    Group Policy Settings

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff986259

    Regards,

    Andy


    Thanks for your replay.

    I have now tried this:

    Installed RSAT on a Windows 7 computer with IE9.

    Used a Windows Server 2008 with IE9

    Used a Windows Server 2003 with IE8 but added inetres.adm template for IE9 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8386) to Group Policy.

    None of this metodes gives me an option for configure Tracking Protection List trough GPO.

    Ref this site http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff986259 I can't find 'Configure Tracking Protection Lists' under 'Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Privacy'

    What else can I try?


    • Edited by oleschmi Friday, July 20, 2012 7:35 AM
    Friday, July 20, 2012 7:35 AM
  • Hi,

    It seems you're correct about the setting not being available anymore.

    Refer Alans Blog: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/03/internet-explorer-9-group-policy-settings/


    Regards,
    Rafic

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    • Proposed as answer by dsidler Friday, December 7, 2012 3:50 PM
    Friday, July 20, 2012 8:01 AM
  • Tried to do this with trough GPO and registry settings - but no luck.

    Its not possible to do this then..

    Is it another way I can block ads or flash content on some webpages?

    We have tried ActiveX filtering but then we need to approve sites where ActiveX can run. We need to allow ActiveX on all sites, and block for 10-20 sites.



    • Edited by oleschmi Friday, July 20, 2012 9:21 AM
    • Marked as answer by oleschmi Monday, July 30, 2012 7:19 AM
    Friday, July 20, 2012 9:13 AM
  • While this nicely explains how to enable group policies for IE9, it does not answer the OP's question. The only action you can take via GPO is disable Tracking Protection. You cannot enforce and even less customize it. That's too bad IMO.

    On a clear disk you can seek forever.

    Friday, December 7, 2012 3:57 PM