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How to Restrict Users from Changing Settings in Internet Explorer Options Window?

If you use Internet Explorer and want to restrict other users from changing IE settings using Internet Options dialog box, this tutorial will definitely help you.

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to restrict users from enabling/disabling options in a particular tab, accessing a particular tab or completely hiding a tab from the user.

As you can see in the following screenshot, we have disabled the "Advanced" tab completely and "Connections", "Content", "Privacy", "Programs" and "Security" tabs are hidden from user:

So without wasting time, here are the steps to restrict users from changing Internet Explorer settings using Internet Options dialog box:

1. Type regedit in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor .

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

Create a new key "Control Panel " under "Internet Explorer" key.

3. Now to restrict an option, disable a tab or hide a tab, you'll need to create a new DWORD value in right-side pane and set its value to 1

We are providing the DWORD value names and their description so that you can choose the desired one and create it in right-side pane and set its value to 1 to make it working:

Accessibility - Disables options in "Accessibility" window in "General" tab

Advanced - Disables options in "Advanced" tab

AdvancedTab - Completely hides "Advanced" tab

Autoconfig - Disables "Automatic Configuration" section in "LAN Settings" window under "Connections" tab

Cache - Restricts changes to Temporary Internet Files settings

CalendarContact - Restricts changes to Calender and Contact List options

Certificates - Restricts changes to Security Certificates in "Content" tab

CertifPers - Restricts changes to Personal Certificates in "Content" tab

CertifPub - Restricts changes to Publisher Certificates in "Content" tab

CertifSite - Restricts changes to Site Certificates in "Content" tab

Check_If_Default - Restricts checking IE as default browser in "Programs" tab

Colors - Restricts changes to "Colors" window in "General" tab

Connection Settings - Disables options in "Connections" tab

Connection Wizard - Disables Internet Connection Wizard

ConnectionsTab - Completely hides "Connections" tab

Connwiz Admin Lock - Disables "Setup Internet Connection" button in "Connections" tab

ContentTab - Completely hides "Content" tab

Fonts - Disables options in "Fonts" window in "General" tab

FormSuggest - Disables AutoComplete Settings for Forms in "Content" tab

FormSuggest Passwords - Disables AutoComplete Settings for Passwords in "Content" tab

GeneralTab - Completely hides "General" tab

History - Restricts changes to History settings in "General" tab

HomePage - Restricts changes to Home page settings in "General" tab

Languages - Restricts changes to "Languages" window in "General" tab

Links - Restricts changes to Links settings in "General" tab

Messaging - Restricts changes to E-mail, Newsgroups, Internet call options in "Programs" tab

Privacy Settings - Restricts changs to Cookies settings in "Privacy" tab

PrivacyTab - Completely hides "Privacy" tab

ProgramsTab - Completely hides "Programs" tab

Proxy - Disables "Proxy server" section in "LAN Settings" window under "Connections" tab

Ratings - Restricts changes to "Content Advisor" settings in "Content" tab

ResetWebSettings - Disables "Reset Web Settings" button in "Programs" tab

SecAddSites - Disables "Sites" button in "Security" tab

SecChangeSettings - Restricts changes to Security Level in "Security" tab

SecurityTab - Completely hides "Security" tab

Settings - Restricts changes to Temporary Internet Files options

For example, if you want to hide "Advanced" tab, create new DWORD value AdvancedTab and set its value to 1

4. If you want to disable the whole "Internet Options " window from Tools menu, go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

Create a new key "Restrictions " under "Internet Explorer" key. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value NoBrowserOptions and set its value to 1

NOTE: To remove the restriction, either change DWORD value to 0 or delete the DWORD value.

PS: If you want a ready-made registry script to do the task automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file:

Source: www.askvg.com
Category: Forex

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