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Content Advisor in IE 5.5

By xNeilP ·
This is not another question about a forgotten password!!!

We use IE5.5 on NT4 machines. I've set up Content Advisor to stop access to some sites. It's fine on the admin. user I created it on, but if I logon as any other user the settings disappear & I can't even enable it. The MS Knowledge base states that Content Advisor applies to ALL users of the machine and can't be applied to specific users, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. Any suggestions?

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by Stillatit In reply to Content Advisor in IE 5.5

The settings live under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Ratings

It is certainly possible that you or someone else set up a policy file that applies to all users or all machines and blanks the settings. The settings in this file would override the registry settings at login time. (If you think about it, the policy file is probably the place you want to have these settings anyway, since you can centrally administer them.)

Good luck.

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by xNeilP In reply to Content Advisor in IE 5.5

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Content Advisor in IE 5.5

Did you use san account with administrative privilidges? Or did you use the Administrator account itself to set this up.

If you used an account set up with administrative privilidges, then changes made affect may only that account.

if you use the built in Administrator account, (who's name I jope you have changed from administrator), then the changes affect the default user profile, and thusly all other accounts you define on this machine.

Hope this helps

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Content Advisor in IE 5.5

Also, once content advisor had been enabled, internet explorer maintains it's own policy file, and a policy file for each profile. Editing the registry may not be the best method.

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