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    Manage IE8 toolbars with GP

    We're just rolling out IE8 and i've noticed that the 'Favorites Bar' appears by default can this be turned off using group policy I can't see an option?

    The inetres.adm file in C:\WINDOWS\inf (on the DC) shows as 08 March 2009 which seems a little old but it does have IE8 entries in it. Is there a newer version than this?

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    User Config > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer -

    Turn off Favorites bar - Enabled

    By default it's towards the bottom of the list

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    Hmmm I looked there at least twice earlier, i'll look again tomorrow and hope it's not there

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    You do appear to be using the right version of inetres.adm. It's an IE8 only feature for the moment (until IE9 arrives), so you can easily tell.

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    Ok I still can't see it, there's lots of 'Turn Off' settings including 'Quick Tabs' but I can't see any IE8 specific settings. Can you tell me what settings you see above and below it just so I can make sure my eyes aren't deceiving me

    If I right click Admin Templates in the policy it shows inetres 2706KB 08/03/2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    I just installed IE8 to my DC server and the template appeared automatically.


    User Configuration - Admin Templates - Windows Components / Internet Explorer - Turn off Favourites Bar

    Set to ENABLED


    I could do with this setting now and I don't have any downtime for my DC's scheduled at present. I'm sure that an updated .adm will solve the problem that's exactly what I did with IE7.

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    Why do you need downtime? That setting appears to control all versions of IE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    Why do you need downtime? That setting appears to control all versions of IE.

    If I installed IE8 on a production server now it would require a reboot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    If I installed IE8 on a production server now it would require a reboot.
    Yes it would, but why do you need to install it? If you are just trying to manage it via a GPO then you don't need it installed on the server.

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    Can you read the thread from the start this is all explained.

    Thanks.

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    Avoid IE8 on your servers if you can - it has caused us endless problems

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    Right...of course it looks like Server 2008 is pulling in the .admx file from C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions rather than C:\Windows\inf. Forgot about that.



    @ Gibbo, when we moved to IE7 on our 2003 servers ArcServe stopped working and they needed to put out a patch and I think e-science as well. It can cause problems if not tested and I haven't tested it yet

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    Can anyone host a copy of the IE8 admx and adml files for me i've pulled them from a windows 7 box but they aren't compatible with the 2008 GPMC and I don't have a Vista box to get them from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Really? In what way?
    It broke WSUS on the first (and therefore only) server I installed it on

    On the workstations it was even worse - it caused every workstation to crash when staff logged on, giving error messages about Winlogon and then rebooting. As soon as I removed it (from every machine...gaaaaah!) the problems stopped.

    Must be something to do with either profiles or GPOs though as the same never happened when pupils logged on (pupils all share the same mandatory profile and have different GP restrictions to staff). No problem with admins logons either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    It broke WSUS on the first (and therefore only) server I installed it on

    On the workstations it was even worse - it caused every workstation to crash when staff logged on, giving error messages about Winlogon and then rebooting. As soon as I removed it (from every machine...gaaaaah!) the problems stopped.

    Must be something to do with either profiles or GPOs though as the same never happened when pupils logged on (pupils all share the same mandatory profile and have different GP restrictions to staff). No problem with admins logons either.


    Touch wood I've not had an issue on client PC's and we've updated over 150 so far via WSUS.

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