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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    yup its an adm file and its posted here on page 1 post 14 iirc
    Doh Me!!!

    Now for a really noobie question. We already have an inetres.adm file in there which controls IE7 blah blah - what is going to happen if I import this new inetres.adm file? Will it affect the old one and mess up my IE7 settings or will they get transferred over?

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    yup its an adm file and its posted here on page 1 post 14 iirc
    Quite right!

    Now for a really noobie question. We already have an inetres.adm file in there which controls IE7 blah blah - what is going to happen if I import this new inetres.adm file? Will it affect the old one and mess up my IE7 settings or will they get transferred over?
    You do just overwrite the existing file. Everything will stay as it is. You just get more policies to tweak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Quite right!



    You do just overwrite the existing file. Everything will stay as it is. You just get more policies to tweak.
    And those policies that are IE8 only will be ignored by IE7....

    GJE

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    And those policies that are IE8 only will be ignored by IE7....
    Yes and the same applies with IE7 policies being ignored by IE6. For example, IE6 doesn't support tabbed browsing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Is this an original .adm or is it one of those new fangled admx files?

    Going to download now to grab the file and then remove methinks.

    GJE

    From what I've read, .adm and .admx files are basically the same, the only difference being that .admx files are used by Vista/7 machines running RSAT, or Server 2008. They both have a .pol file extracted from them, which GPO uses for the policies.

    I read through the 1,000+ settings yesterday and have about got mine tweaked to where I want it. May need to make a few more changes though.

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    Looks like August 2009

    IEBlog : IT Professionals: Prepare for Internet Explorer 8 availability via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in August 2009


    This looks like a very important point, so double check your settings just in case

    If your organization uses WSUS and has it configured to auto-approve Update rollup packages, upon acceptance of the Internet Explorer 8 End User License Agreement (EULA) by the WSUS administrator, Internet Explorer 8 will install automatically on computers running Internet Explorer 6 or 7 on supported operating systems.
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 1st July 2009 at 08:26 AM.

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    Problems with tabbed browsing and the ability to open up further windows (that actually load a page). It's happened on a few machines I have used with IE 8 and has become a right pain in the backside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ces973 View Post
    From what I've read, .adm and .admx files are basically the same, the only difference being that .admx files are used by Vista/7 machines running RSAT, or Server 2008. They both have a .pol file extracted from them, which GPO uses for the policies.

    I read through the 1,000+ settings yesterday and have about got mine tweaked to where I want it. May need to make a few more changes though.
    .pol! I thought I'd seen the last of them with NT4.0 and Win 98.

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    So many sites i use are broke in IE8 , like CAT Global's booking , does not work, Joomla DOCLINK does not work, and the more i use IE8 the less i like it.

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    I must admit, I have been using it for the bets part of a month or so now on the office PC, and have not noticed any problems with it so far *touch wood*. Although saying that, one of the other guys here said that he installed it on his home PC, and it brought it to a complete stop at random intervals. From what i hear, this is a common problem?

    We haven't installed it around the academy yet, so that may be the final curtain........

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    I've had it running on both home PC's from day one without issue and it's running fine on my Win7 RC desktop at work as well.
    The few complaints that i've looked into have turned out to either be very old installs that really could do with a rebuild anyway or it installing onto PC's with spyware etc. I'm sure there are other problems out there that's bound to happen when you roll out some software to millions of PC's

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    This is just personally ( not on a network enviroment or anything like that ) but I stay away from IE regardless of what version - have tried 6, 7 and 8 and have not been that impressed by them.

    Currently using either firefox 3.5 or safari 4

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    I don't really have any issues with IE8 it's imo but I do prefer Opera which I do use, I don't really get on with FF it just feels a bit like clown shoes compared to Opera tbh and yes I have tried clown shoes

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    I'm beginning to hate Firefox these days with the constant updates that make the browser more and more flaky as time goes on, IE8 is quicker than 7 but breaks a lot of sites so it'll prob be kept off the network for now...

    On our teaching machines I think we're best sticking with 7 due to ECDL etc etc and the fact IE8 doesn't seem to like Moodle very much... don't need that aggro on the Moodle roll out!

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    FF 3.5 is alright, IE8 is quick though.

    I'm still a FF person.

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