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Keeping Company Home Page Default

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I need to keep the company home page the default and am thinking of using .hta to have it reload the opening page each time IE starts. Multiple users on the machines are having wars over the default and our new policy is to have the company be the only one and I need to implement this. Any suggestions on .hta or other solutions you all use?

Thanks!

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Internet Options

by mgabca In reply to Keeping Company Home Page ...

To make any page your default page. Open IExplorer
Select from the Tools menu Internet options...In the first tab (General) you will find the current home page. Change the current home address to your company's website address and click OK.

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IEAK

by ghstinshll In reply to Internet Options

I believe that IEAK does this, though I've never had to use it...

If you have a 2000 domain, I believe you can use Policies as well to lock this.

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by ghstinshll In reply to Keeping Company Home Page ...

First, test this out on a non-user's PC... back up the registry first to a floppy or what not to save a good copy if needed.

Start, Run, Regedit...

Browse to...[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
Change all dword values to “0”

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A little detail

by tbragsda In reply to

A little detail on the solution offered by ghstinshll

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/537/

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Use GPO's

by AdamB29 In reply to Keeping Company Home Page ...

Use GPO's! I just did this at my company. You can use IEAK to create a custom install, but the end user can still modify the home page. Here is what you do (provided you are running Win2K servers and at least an NT client, not sure if it will force Win9x).
Go to Active Directory and click on the OU that contains all of your Users (if you do not want to institute a domain wide policy, move all users into a new OU as you can not apply a GPO to the built in Users Container).
Then you want to go to the properties of the new OU, click the Group Policy tab and either edit, or create a new GPO.
When you highlight the GPO and click edit, go to User Configuration | Windows Settings | Internet Explorer Maintenance | URL's and double click Important URL's.
Then, simply click the Customize Home Page URL check box and enter your default home page.
Now, the user may be able to change the home page once he is logged on, but at every new logon the home page will be reset to your company default.

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