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    Mandatory Profiles and IE8

    I'd just nicely got all my mandatory profiles set, deployed and working when along came IE8. Without thinking I deployed that, silly me, I forgot that the profiles contained settings for IE. I'd like to reset the profiles - I know about changing .man to .dat but exactly which bit or where can I find the settings for IE8?

    Currently nothing is set, so users have to either click the "Set Later" button or wade through the settings for IE8 (all to no avail of course since it's a mandatory profile). We use a number of online services that I don't want the pupils to have to enter details for each time. Their Favourites are still in place but not the necessary info for automatic log-in, pop-up settings etc.

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    you can set all the odds and ends up via gpo without fiddling with the profiles

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    If you set the up the relevant IE8 GPOs this should avoid the need to update the mandatory profile.

    Once you've updated the inetres.adm file, navigate to:

    User Config > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer

    Look for a policy called 'Prevent performance of First Run Customize settings Properties' - Enabled - Go directly to home page

    Other settings I recommend are:
    Turn on menu bar by default - Enabled
    Turn off Favorites bar - Enabled
    Turn off tabbed browsing - Disabled
    Disable changing default browser check - Enabled
    Prevent Bypassing SmartScreen Filter Warnings - Enabled

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    You see I knew there'd be a simple way of doing it, thanks. Just need to find the relevant .adm I don't remember actually setting that before. If I haven't is it easy to find?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    You see I knew there'd be a simple way of doing it, thanks. Just need to find the relevant .adm I don't remember actually setting that before. If I haven't is it easy to find?
    Install IE8 on your DC. Then on the DC edit the group policy. Then there is no need to import anything

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    Pretty much a carbon copy of my IE policies there

    The main thing I use the mandatory profiles for is toolbar locations, removing Tip of the day helpscreens and other little things along those lines that GPOs can't control

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    Obviously missing something ...

    ... all of the settings as per Michael are already set in the User GPO. So how come my users are getting the Welcome to IE8 Please take a moment .. screen?

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    If you have GPMC installed, have a look to make sure what policies are being applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    If you have GPMC installed, have a look to make sure what policies are being applied.
    Sorry to be dim - can you explain how I do that please?

    edit - OK had a look - is this Group Policy Results, if so then the correct User Policy is being applied. However, I'm logged in to a PC as said User (otherwise the GP Result doesn't work) and the Welcome to Internet Explorer 8 - Thank you tab is open as well as the homepage tab.
    Last edited by leco; 16th February 2010 at 02:03 PM. Reason: after further research

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    Out of curiosity did you create the profile with or without IE8 installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Out of curiosity did you create the profile with or without IE8 installed?
    Profiles were created with IE7 installed sorry my op was possibly not very clearly explained.

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    "Disable changing default browser check - Enabled" does it mean that the notification about default browser won't be shown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by direct View Post
    "Disable changing default browser check - Enabled" does it mean that the notification about default browser won't be shown?
    Not necessarily, just that whatever the setting is cannot be changed

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    Well in addition to setting up those policies, I would either create a new profile or update the existing profile. I can't see what else is creating the problem, unless workstations are not picking up policies. You could try logging on as an admin, running gpupdate /force, then rebooting and logging on as a user with the mandatory profile.

    "Disable changing default browser check - Enabled" does it mean that the notification about default browser won't be shown?
    That's correct. It means if you install FF on the same machine IE won't ask to be the default browser anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Well in addition to setting up those policies, I would either create a new profile or update the existing profile. I can't see what else is creating the problem, unless workstations are not picking up policies. You could try logging on as an admin, running gpupdate /force, then rebooting and logging on as a user with the mandatory profile.
    The workstations are picking up the policy and I have done gpupdate. So what do I need to do to update the profile?

    I have changed the ntuser.man to ntuser.dat then on a workstation logged in as the user, made all the changes necessary, logged out and shut down. Waited for the profile to update on the servers, changed the ntuser.dat to ntuser.man. logged on using the same workstation. The profile won't load I get a TEMP one. Left it a bit longer before logging on with the same result. What am I doing wrong or not doing?

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