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How do you keep a patron from changing IE's home page?? RRS feed

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  • There is no option that I can see within SS that prevents users from changing the home page within IE. With all the toolbar icons hidden, the only one that displays is the Home button (which is fine) but the button's sub-menu contains an option to "Add or Change Home Page".  Obviously, someone could easily change the homepage to a porn site. I didn't see any explicit setting to address this, unless there is a more global setting I'm not aware of.  Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,

    Phil
    Saturday, October 27, 2007 2:44 PM

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  • Phil, take a look at my post "IE7 in a SteadyState World"

    ( http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1660&SiteID=69 ). It details how to lock down the homepage option in IE7. You can do the same with IE6, just go to Local Computer Policy>User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Internet Explorer. Set "DISABLE CHANGING HOME PAGE SETTINGS" to enabled.

     

    Let me know how it goes...

     

    Saturday, October 27, 2007 4:26 PM
  • Thanks for Kenji-D's input, except the group policy, if you have the user profile locked, the IE home page and all the other user profile configurations will be restored to default after logging off.

     

    Best Regards,

    Monday, October 29, 2007 3:30 AM
  • Well, since accepting and installing an update from Microsoft, I keep changing it, and it keeps reverting to "gomicrosoft..." something. My chosen search engine also keeps changing itself to "Live Search". 

     

    I don't know which of the updates I accepted and installed is doing this, but I'm now very worried before accepting an update from Microsoft

     

    I feel this is abuse, and not a very good way to gain fidelity.  I'll consider other othe options next time I need a computer....

    Friday, October 10, 2008 7:11 PM