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MultiPoint 2011: GPO for multiple home pages in IE8 not working correctly RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    The following issue is one which I have previously posted to several other forums.  The folks in the Group Policy forum told me to redirect it to the Windows MultiPoint Server forum, but seeing as how I haven't gotten any answers there after a week or so, I figured I should post it here too.  So here goes...

    I have some Windows MultiPoint 2011 servers being used in a lab/classroom environment, and I am using Group Policy to tweak quite a few settings.  One setting that the lab instructors have asked me to add involves setting multiple home page tabs in IE8.  I'm trying to do this via User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Disable changing secondary home page settings.

    I've added the two home pages I want users to be directed to upon launching IE8, and that part is working as both the tabs are showing up.  However, a third (and primary) tab that opens up is one that has http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157 set as its home page, which then redirects to MSN.com.  I have not set this as a home page in any of my GPO's settings, so does anyone know why and/or how it's getting applied?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Alex

    Friday, March 9, 2012 11:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157 is the default homepage setting...

    It can be found in this reg key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN

    [Default_Page_URL]

    [Default_Secondary_Page_URL]

    this can occur when the User (or Group Policy) Resets IE's settings.

    I don't see any GP Items to maintain them, so I assume you either 'Disable the reset button with Group Policy or write a small script to populate the client Registry Keys or Use IEAK to write an ins file to propogate the settings.

    Some Addons may add homepage entries. You should test in both Addons and noAddons modes.

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo HuangModerator Friday, March 30, 2012 1:55 AM
    Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:51 AM