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    Greyed out home page setting means....

    Just a quick query:

    Scenario: WinXP Prof and Server 2003. Logged in as pupil. Open Internet Options, and the home page setting is greyed out. Note at the bottom saying some seetings are controlled by the system administrator.

    Does that DEFINITELY mean it is being controlled by GPO, or can it also mean that the setting is being taken from a mandatory profile?

    I am being driven mad trying to get our home page to reset, after RM changed the URL for the Learning Alive home page. Changing the GPO and forcing the update seems to be having no effect. Beginning to think I may have something set in the profile....

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    Would have thought that its controlled by GPO.

    Home page is usually set at User Configuration | Windows Settings | Internet Explorer Maintenance | URLS | Important URLs

    The setting to stop users from changing it is at User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer | Disable changing home page settings

    Have you tried the new settings with a user account that doesn't have a mandatory profile?

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    Worth running a Group Policy Results Wizard in case there is another policy setting things that you weren't aware of?

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    If it's greyout then ,more liley it's a GPO, however that URL can be via GPO and in profile, IEAK, Manual deployment of reg kets etc....so if you want to just change the URL, then do a gpresult and check your profile, then start looking at reg keys.

    Sukh

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    If it's greyout then ,more liley it's a GPO, however that URL can be via GPO and in profile, IEAK, Manual deployment of reg kets etc....so if you want to just change the URL, then do a gpresult and check your profile, then start looking at reg keys.

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    So GPO won't override a setting in the profile?

    I've just run a test as a user with no profile, and it picked up the GPO with the amended home page URL fine. Rats! That means it's got into the mandatory profile and I hate changing those...

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    Fixed!

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryITGuy View Post
    Would have thought that its controlled by GPO.

    Home page is usually set at User Configuration | Windows Settings | Internet Explorer Maintenance | URLS | Important URLs

    The setting to stop users from changing it is at User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer | Disable changing home page settings

    Have you tried the new settings with a user account that doesn't have a mandatory profile?
    Thank you!!! I have just checked some of the policies for the "Disable changing home page" setting and I've foolishly set it in a policy that loads later down. Took it off and the issue has now been resolved.



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