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IE 11 - Remove Restrictions RRS feed

  • Question

  • A users profile was moved to a new PC using the User State Migration Tool and the problem is that there are some restrictions being applied to Internet Explorer. Is there a utility that I can run to remove all the IE restrictions for that user? Other user accounts on the PC are not affected.

    The problem in particular is that it will not allow Java to start for this user account (it will for others) but there are also some options disabled for the user - for example Tools - Internet Options - Security - Trusted Sites. Giving the account administrator access to the PC has not resolved the problem.

    I have tried checking the registry settings at the location below but that has not resolved the problem.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:02 AM

Answers

  • The solution was to export the IE registry key from a working user account - edit the file and replace any usernames with the correct username - and import into the affected user account registry.
    • Marked as answer by Micknet Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:34 PM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:33 PM

All replies

  • Hi Micknet,

    Is this a domain environment? Have you tried to reset the Internet Explorer settings to default(Internet Options\Advanced\Reset)?

    "but there are also some options disabled for the user"
    Do you mean those options are greyed out or they just changed back automatically after we modify them?
    "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\"
    Are there any registry key existed in this location?

    If you are using a Pro and higher version system, we could run "rsop.msc" to check whether there is any gpo has been applied to the machine.

    Best regards


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    Friday, February 24, 2017 7:30 AM
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  • The solution was to export the IE registry key from a working user account - edit the file and replace any usernames with the correct username - and import into the affected user account registry.
    • Marked as answer by Micknet Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:34 PM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:33 PM