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    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!

    Thanks

    Joe
    Last edited by joe90bass; 19th March 2009 at 12:36 PM. Reason: Extra info

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    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.

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    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

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    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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