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Forcing all clients to Intranet site

By jgray ·
I have a MS Proxy Server that has our company Intranet on it. This site is for internal use only. To get the employees to view the site, is there a way to force their start up page to be the company intranet site. Then they can go anywhere they want. I am running Winnt 4.0 on half the clients and Win95/98 on the others. Everyone goes through the Proxy to get out to the internet.
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Jeff

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by tmaclennan In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

I force the default this way:
Create a file called TEST.REG with these lines in it:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.techrepublic.com"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.techrepublic.com"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.techrepublic.com"

To run the file from the command line, type:
REGEDIT test.reg

This merges the file, and your new default home page is at TR.

The easiest way to create a .REG file is to go to another machine, edit the registry, choose the key you need, and "Export Registry File".

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by jgray In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

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by jgray In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

The problem with this is all they have to do is go to a site on the internet and send a shortcut link to the desktop and then it bypasses the start page.

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by michelle.wilks In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

Have you tried under Internet Options in Internet Explorer to make your Intranet the homepage. As you go through a Proxy Server if you look under Advanced Options you can set it that a password is needed every time which means when you go through tothe Intranet a network password will be needed. To then go onto the Internet a further proxy password will be needed. You can also go into the tab, Connections and under LAN settings you can bypass the proxy server when entering your local intranet site. All you need to type is http://your intranet address.

Hope this helps.

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by jgray In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

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by jconlin In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

In Netscape: Have users type in your IntraWeb URL in the location window...that will load your intraweb HOMEPAGE. Select EDIT + PREFERENCES. Insure that NAVIGATOR STARTS WITH radio button is marked for 'HOMEPAGE'. Select USE CURRENT PAGE (That willset the default homepage to your IntraWeb site). (If your site has a firewall do the following): Choose ADVANCED + PROXIES and select the appropriate options most appropriate for your usership.
IE is a bit different but generally works via TOOLS + INTERNET OPTIONS +
GENERAL tab to set the default HOMEPAGE.

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by jgray In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

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by James A Bailey In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

This may seem a little ridiculous, but you could make a mandatory profile, set the acces to read only, then try the other suggestions. Users then would not be able to make any changes to there desktop. If you need more information on profiles, emailme and I can send you a link to a great site.

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by jgray In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

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by Marc Stephens In reply to Forcing all clients to In ...

I agree with creating the registry file changing the home page. I did the same thing to my workstations. But I went a step further by placing the registry file in a shared folder on the server. I then created a logon script.

regedit /s \\server\folder\file.reg

This allowed the registry entry to be applied on logon.

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