Thursday, February 24, 2011

Disable Changing Home Page Settings

The Home page specified on the General tab of the Internet Options dialog box is the default Web page that Internet Explorer loads whenever it is run.

If you enable this policy setting, a user cannot set a custom default home page. You must specify which default home page should load on the user machine. For machines with Internet Explorer 7 or higher, the home page can be set within this policy to override other home page policies.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the Home page box is enabled and users can choose their own home page.

Disable Changing IE’s Home Page Settings

  • Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy.Group                                      Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  • Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

  • Double-click Disable changing home page settings in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  • Select Enable, type the home page to lock in, and then click OK to save the changes.

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