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    Group Policy Templates gone AWOL

    I needed to change the proxy settings GPO(s) at one school, but discovered that when I go to edit the policies that the appropriate templates are missing. So far I have checked the filtering, re-installed the 2003 and 2008 template MSIs, tryied to register ie-something-or-other.dll (failed), tried creating a central store and tried manually adding in the inetres.adm (which it seems to accept, but I still can't see the settings).

    Not on site until Monday now, but it would be handy to have some new ideas to try as currently only the AO can access the internet (set her browser manually) and I don't have time to turn on and log in to 200+ machines.

    Or does anyone have a script/reg merge that will set "automatically detect settings" to checked?

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    Someone on here was talking about this happening after installing IE10 their server recently i think. Not experienced it myself though but if you've recently installed IE10 it could be the same reason.

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    Try installing RSAT on a client pc that's joined to the domain, see if you can edit/view the templates/settings

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    If the server you're viewing GP through has IE10 on it, the IE Maintenance menu disappears. Just as well, as IE10 doesn't work with it. You need to use GPP instead. Use RSAT on an IE9 machine to get access back to IEM.

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    Thanks folks!

    I did (foolishly, it seems now) allow it to upgrade to IE10.

    I can't believe that one has to use a lash-up like that to control GPO and wonder how one is supposed to control IE10.

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    I just used it as a push to get me using GPP instead, so I've completely phased out IEM use in school. IE 9 and IE 10 need separate preferences item though, and you can't view the IE 10 preferences on anything other than Server 2012/Windows 8, despite having IE 10 installed on Server 2008 R2/Windows 7. It's bonkers. I have a Windows 8 VM just for this, but I have no intention of deploying that OS sitewide. As an aside, the IE 10 preferences won't push out the proxy settings to Windows 8 machines for me, yet the same ones work on W7. So, W8 is no use at all here currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    you can't view the IE 10 preferences on anything other than Server 2012/Windows 8, despite having IE 10 installed on Server 2008 R2/Windows 7
    Which would explain why I couldn't find anything useful there! Luckily, I have one W8 machine at that site (my personal one isn't joined to the domain, so probably won't work). Looks like a rush job come Monday morning!

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    Arrh,
    some of the laptops have updated to ie10, I dont have 2012 or win8. is there anyway of managing them on 2008r2?
    only want to add proxy settings and home page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rf600 View Post
    Arrh,
    some of the laptops have updated to ie10, I dont have 2012 or win8. is there anyway of managing them on 2008r2?
    only want to add proxy settings and home page.
    I was hoping that a reg merge would work (it seems to if you just double click the file), as I can't get RSAT to connect. Not managed to get it working yet through GPO. Wasted this morning going through a pile of laptops that "wouldn't turn on" to discover one actually problematic one, and two others with minor problems. The other dozen were fine. I can only assume that the teacher didn't plug them into the mains to rule out a flat battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Someone on here was talking about this happening after installing IE10 their server recently i think. Not experienced it myself though but if you've recently installed IE10 it could be the same reason.
    Ran into this myself yesterday as I had stupidly got a case of upgraditus and installed IE10 on my work machine. That changed all the options in Group Policy editor.

    Uninstalled IE10 from my computer and now I can create the proxy policies again.

    Microsoft are mad sometimes. This is a complete blocker to upgrading IE 10 or moving to 2012/Windows 8. Not that I need any more blockers for that
    Last edited by zag; 23rd April 2013 at 03:01 PM.

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