Windows Thread, updated Internet Settings not applying in Technical; I'm having an annoying problem with Home page settings for pupils.
A few weeks ago we changed the structure of ...
19th March 2009, 01:33 PM #1
updated Internet Settings not applying
I'm having an annoying problem with Home page settings for pupils.
A few weeks ago we changed the structure of our Intranet and Internet sites, and set our Intranet site up with SSL. This meant changing the hompage URL, I reset this for all users using their respective GPO settings and thought that was it... however a high number of pupils still have the old address when opening IE, though staff seem okay. We're running on a .2008 domain
I have done the following to troubleshoot:
- Run GPresult, the settings are okay
- Checked different OSs, the problem exists on XP, Vista and 2008 TS (I'm aware of the pre SP3 issue with folder redirection/IE settings on XP).
- Tested using a new user
- Tried different loopback settings, and without loopback.
- Tried setting using GPO preferences rather than in the usual policy location
- Setting the option to apply Internet settings even if policy hasn't changed
- Banged my head against the wall
- Searching google and edugeek!
Hoping someone here can come up with a few other suggestions!
Last edited by joe90bass; 19th March 2009 at 01:36 PM.
Reason: Extra info
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19th March 2009, 02:37 PM #2
We had a problem with IE setting remaining after they'd been removed from the group policy; try backing up the group policy and then restoring it. This seems to 'clean up' the policy. Worth a try; it worked for us.
19th March 2009, 03:00 PM #3
The default homepage in IE7 is set in two different places, set both as the same:
User Config > Windows Settings > Internet Explorer Maintenance > URLs > Important URLs
User Config > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer
Disable changing home page settings
Thanks to Michael from:
joe90bass (19th March 2009)
19th March 2009, 03:05 PM #4
Thanks both! I found the culprit, it was the disable changing home page settings. Would never have spotted it from the Setting title though....
Michael, I owe you a pint or two!!!
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