Security Policies - Internet Explorer

Desktop Central supports configuring the following security policies in Internet Explorer category:

Security Policy Description

Restrict using new menu option

Prevents users from opening a new browser window from the File menu.

Restrict using open menu option

Prevents users from opening a file or Web page from the File menu in Internet Explorer.

Restrict using Save As... menu option

Prevents users from saving Web pages from the browser File menu to their hard disk or to a network share.

Restrict on search customization

Makes the Customize button in the Search Assistant appear dimmed.

Restrict importing and exporting of favorites

Prevents users from exporting or importing favorite links by using the Import/Export Wizard.

Restrict using find files (F3) within browser

Disables using the F3 key to search in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

Restrict using save as Web page complete format option

Prevents users from saving the complete contents that are displayed on or run from a Web page, including the graphics, scripts, linked files, and other elements. It does not prevent users from saving the text of a Web page.

Restrict closing of browser

Prevents users from closing Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Restrict full screen menu option

Prevents users from displaying the browser in full-screen (kiosk) mode, without the standard toolbar.

Restrict viewing source menu option

Prevents users from viewing the HTML source of Web pages by clicking the Source command on the View menu.

Hide favorites menu

Prevents users from adding, removing, or editing the list of Favorite links.

Restrict using Internet Options... menu option

Prevents users from opening the Internet Options dialog box from the Tools menu in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Remove 'Tip of the Day' menu option

Prevents users from viewing or changing the Tip of the Day interface in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Remove 'For Netscape Users' menu option

Prevents users from displaying tips for users who are switching from Netscape.

Remove 'Tour' menu option

Remove the Tour menu option.

Remove 'Send Feedback' menu option

Prevents users from sending feedback to Microsoft by clicking the Send Feedback command on the Help menu.

Restrict using 'Open in New Window' menu option

Prevents using the shortcut menu to open a link in a new browser window.

Restrict using 'save this program to disk' option

Prevents users from saving a program or file that Microsoft Internet Explorer has downloaded to the hard disk.

Remove context (right-click) menus

Prevents the shortcut menu from appearing when users click the right mouse button while using the browser.

Hide the General Option Screen

Removes the General tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box.

Hide Security Option Screen

Removes the Security tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box.

Hide Content Option Screen

Removes the Content tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box.

Hide Connections Option Screen

Removes the Connections tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box.

Hide Programs Option Screen

Removes the Programs tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box.

Hide Advanced Option Screen

Removes the Advanced tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box.

Restrict changing home page settings

Prevents users from changing the home page of the browser. The home page is the first page that appears when users start the browser.

Restrict changing color settings

Prevents users from changing the default Web page colors.

Restrict changing link color settings

Prevents users from changing the colors of links on Web pages.

Restrict changing font settings

Prevents users from changing font settings.

Restrict changing language settings

Prevents users from changing language settings.

Restrict changing Cache settings

Prevents users from changing Cache settings.

Restrict changing history settings

Prevents users from changing history settings.

Restrict changing accessibility setting

Prevents users from changing accessibility settings.

Restrict changing Content Advisor settings

Prevents users from changing the content advisor settings.

Restrict changing certificate settings

Prevents users from changing certificate settings in Internet Explorer. Certificates are used to verify the identity of software publishers.

Restrict changing Profile Assistant settings

Prevents users from changing Profile Assistant settings.

Restrict changing AutoComplete clear form

Prevents Microsoft Internet Explorer from automatically completing forms, such as filling in a name or a password that the user has entered previously on a Web page.

Restrict changing AutoComplete save password form

Disables automatic completion of user names and passwords in forms on Web pages, and prevents users from being prompted to save passwords.

Restrict using Internet Connection Wizard

Prevents users from running the Internet Connection Wizard.

Restrict changing connection settings

Prevents users from changing dial-up settings.

Restrict changing Automatic Configuration settings

Prevents users from changing automatic configuration settings. Automatic configuration is a process that administrators can use to update browser settings periodically.

Restrict changing proxy settings

Prevents users from changing proxy settings.

Restrict changing Messaging settings

Prevents users from changing the default programs for messaging tasks.

Restrict changing Calendar and Contact settings

Prevents users from changing the default programs for managing schedules and contacts.

Restrict Reset Web Settings feature

Prevents users from restoring default settings for home and search pages.

Restrict changing Check if Default Browser setting

Prevents Microsoft Internet Explorer from checking to see whether it is the default browser.

Restrict changing any Advanced settings

Prevents users from changing settings on the Advanced tab in the Internet Options dialog box.

Restrict changing Automatic Install of IE components

Prevents Internet Explorer from automatically installing components.

Restrict changing automatic check for software updates

Prevents Internet Explorer from checking whether a new version of the browser is available.

Restrict changing showing the splash screen

Prevents the Internet Explorer splash screen from appearing when users start the browser.

 

 

The policy descriptions are taken from Microsoft Help Documentation

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