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How to save and export configuration files for IE 11 in(Possibly in an active directory) RRS feed

  • Question

  •  Hey all,

    I need some help capturing and exporting configuration settings for Internet Explorer 11. I am trying to deploy configuration settings for IE 11 which I have set up on a master computer. The settings have been put in place as a patch which will allow my students to run an E-Exam through explorer. I have all my settings configured on my master unit, but I would like to know if there is a way to capture an image or file of these configured settings to be deployed to my students which would save me from manually configuring 200+ units. This might include Locating and saving configuration files or directly exporting my current configuration through an active directory. Though I am at a loss on how to do this. I've done a fair bit of research and have come up empty handed so far. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 7:46 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    the common way of holding an E-exam on a school network is to use a terminal service with RDP.

    that is the students connect to a local windows server on your network with RDP. Each client in effect is running an instance of IE from the server, there is no need to distribute a special configuration for the client browser on the kids computers.

    this web search has several offered instructions and video's

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=setting+up+terminal+server+for+exams+in+schools&form=IE10TR&src=IE10TR&pc=HPNTDFJS

    From the sounds of your question, I assume that you have created a dynamic website on your school intranet and have some security and integrity requirements that require the students to tweak their IE security zone settings? (Intranet site, require https etc)

    This is normally done on a domain network with Group Policy and Active Directory.

    By default client versions of Windows have a base level of IE Security zone settings which were designed for the best security and browsing experience.... Your students should already be able to connect to your intranet sites (Internet Options>Security tab>Local Intranet icon, 'Sites' button, "automatically detect intranet sites") and be able to navigate from their client web browsers to the exam site...

    Not knowing the security or dependencies of your exam site (allow ActiveX and applet scripting, active scripting), the default security zone settings for the Intranet zone should not be a hindrance as the Intranet zone has the lowest security requirements.. (allow unsigned ActiveX controls and applets)....

    You can find out which IE security zone a domain maps to from the File>Properties menu in IE.

    It sounds like your main concern is stopping students using google to search for answers?

    If they are using their own computers this is not really feasible to prevent... you could prevent them accessing the internet from your network, but they could find another connection to circumvent the restricted internet access.

    If they are using lab machines, then you can use Group Policy to modify each workstations' profile,

    modify IE Security zone settings, intranet detection, block/allow only certain IE Addons and extensions, prevent downloads and prevent to external networks, disable Search Providers etc.

    Regards.


    Rob^_^


    Friday, July 24, 2015 4:50 AM
  • Hi,

    You may try the IEAK tool to capture the configuration and deploy to your Domain computer:

    Internet Explorer Administration Kit 11
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40903

     Ieak 10 /11 Deploying IE settings
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Web_Browsers/Q_28333816.html


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    Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:26 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    the common way of holding an E-exam on a school network is to use a terminal service with RDP.

    that is the students connect to a local windows server on your network with RDP. Each client in effect is running an instance of IE from the server, there is no need to distribute a special configuration for the client browser on the kids computers.

    this web search has several offered instructions and video's

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=setting+up+terminal+server+for+exams+in+schools&form=IE10TR&src=IE10TR&pc=HPNTDFJS

    From the sounds of your question, I assume that you have created a dynamic website on your school intranet and have some security and integrity requirements that require the students to tweak their IE security zone settings? (Intranet site, require https etc)

    This is normally done on a domain network with Group Policy and Active Directory.

    By default client versions of Windows have a base level of IE Security zone settings which were designed for the best security and browsing experience.... Your students should already be able to connect to your intranet sites (Internet Options>Security tab>Local Intranet icon, 'Sites' button, "automatically detect intranet sites") and be able to navigate from their client web browsers to the exam site...

    Not knowing the security or dependencies of your exam site (allow ActiveX and applet scripting, active scripting), the default security zone settings for the Intranet zone should not be a hindrance as the Intranet zone has the lowest security requirements.. (allow unsigned ActiveX controls and applets)....

    You can find out which IE security zone a domain maps to from the File>Properties menu in IE.

    It sounds like your main concern is stopping students using google to search for answers?

    If they are using their own computers this is not really feasible to prevent... you could prevent them accessing the internet from your network, but they could find another connection to circumvent the restricted internet access.

    If they are using lab machines, then you can use Group Policy to modify each workstations' profile,

    modify IE Security zone settings, intranet detection, block/allow only certain IE Addons and extensions, prevent downloads and prevent to external networks, disable Search Providers etc.

    Regards.


    Rob^_^


    Friday, July 24, 2015 4:50 AM
  • Hi,

    You may try the IEAK tool to capture the configuration and deploy to your Domain computer:

    Internet Explorer Administration Kit 11
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40903

     Ieak 10 /11 Deploying IE settings
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Web_Browsers/Q_28333816.html


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:26 PM
    Moderator