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    GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    I can't find an option in Group Policies to clear the internet history or set to how many days to keep history.

    Does this exist? If not, are there any other solutions?

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    Re: GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    Feature is planned for IE7.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/06/12/628499.aspx

    An alternative would be to use firefox and enable the privacy features (easily done with the firefox adm templates).

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    Re: GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    Thanks Geoff, but reading that, the feature in IE7 is to reset ALL user applied settings, not just Internet Explorer, and there doesn't appear to be an automated way to do it as in through a group policy.

    I could cope with using this feature, if it could be reset through a script of policy.

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    Re: GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    I dont think you can. Windows locks certain files as in use (because IE is so intergrated) so you can't delete everything you need to.

    Go with the Firefox solution IMHO. Works for me.

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    Re: GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    Problem is, I restrict access to users on an individual basis and I do this through Group policy. (I put in a bogus proxy as default so they can't get outside) then when a user has had parental permission, I add them to another group policy which gives them the correct proxy.

    Since IE intergrates with GP, can I do the same with firefox?

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    Re: GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    Yes you can.

    1) roll your own Firefox MSI with Corporate Firefox.
    2) follow the instructions on the website
    3) use the Corporate Firefox ADM templates to control settings via GPOs.

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    Re: GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    Thanks Geoff - will look into this!

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    Re: GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    Could you maybe use CCleaner in command line mode from a startup or logon script to clear the IE settings you need to?

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    Re: GPO to clear Internet History daily?

    Couldnt you port ( convert ) this vb into vbscript :

    Source -- >

    http://www.codecomments.com/archive2...-1-778662.html

    Actual vb example :

    http://www.devx.com/vb2themax/Tip/19339

    Basically using wsh / regread / regwrite or w/e commands you need to use to do it ?

    Then basically just use it as a logon script or something like that ?

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