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Lock IE homepage

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by angusn, May 30, 2007.

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  1. angusn

    angusn Thread Starter

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    I have a network of about 50 PCs and I would like to lock user's homepage (to an intranet) so that users cannot change their homepage. There is a mix of IE6/7 and I think there may be a couple which are IE5.

    What is the easiest way to do this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. crazyjadles

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    Hey hey! I know how to 'unlock' the homepage... so maybe you can double back and 'lock' it. Good luck!

    In Regedit, navigate to this key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

    In the right-hand pane, right-click the "HomePage" value, then select Modify. Change it to: 00 00 00 00

    Also change either or these to zero 0 instead of 1 if present:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] - DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions] - DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001

    If you don't have this key, browse to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

    and in the right hand pane, double click "Local Page" and set equal to "C:\WINDOWS\System\blank.htm" (no quotes) which will hopefully set your Home Page to blank and then allow you to subsequently modify it using Internet Options.

    Exit regedit and reboot.
     
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