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[Solved] Internet Explorer Security Settings

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Newman_pn, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. Newman_pn

    Newman_pn Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows 2000 Professional and IE 6.

    When I try to change the security settings in IE the buttons are greyed out and I cannot choose any options.

    Can someone explain how to solve this?

    Many Thanks
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    What level are you logged in at?

    You will need Administrator privileges to change these.
     
  3. Newman_pn

    Newman_pn Thread Starter

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    I am logged in as administrator and it still does not allow me to make changes, all the boxes are greyed out!!!
     
  4. Dan O

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    Are you on a LAN and Policy is being used?

    As Policy will lock it.
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    Also if IEAK version of IE is loaded, it has the same effect. That usually the version loaded on many company sites.

    Otherwise, located this on a search:

    Security Tab Restrictions:
    Open Regedit to the following locations:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
    "Security_HKLM_only"=dword:00000001
    "Security_options_edit"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
    "SecChangeSettings"=dword:00000001
    "SecAddSites"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ControlPanel]
    "SecChangeSettings"=dword:00000001
    "SecAddSites"=dword:00000001

    Security_HKLM_only - forces the use of the local machine settings rather than current user
    Security_options_edit - prevents changing security zone settings and disables the Custom Level button and security-level slider
    SecChangeSettings - prevents changing Security Levels for the Internet Zone
    SecAddSites - prevents adding Sites to any zone

    Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)
    Note: always Export before editing
     
  6. Newman_pn

    Newman_pn Thread Starter

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    The RegEdit instructions worked a treat !!!

    Many Thanks
     
  7. Dan O

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    Cool, I will mark your thread solved.
     
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