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    Control users' IE settings (Server 2003 R2)

    Is there a way to control certain IE settings for users, on the server?
    For example, we want to keep users down to a manageable size where Temp Internet files are concerned and make sure they are set to delete them upon logoff.
    I believe there is a security policy that will keep users from even being able to see the General tab in Internet Options, bt we don't want to be that extreme - let them change their default IE page and other basically harmless settings - but we would like to standardize certain other settings, preferably through the server. That way we can do it hands-off and not inconvenience them or make them curious.

    Is this possible?
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    Re: Control users' IE settings (Server 2003 R2)

    Leif, the first link you provided did the trick!
    The server in question runs a different version of Windows, so the Group Policy Editor was accessed differently - by entering gpedit.msc from the command prompt - but once in the changes were easy to make and should definitely do the trick!
    We have a number of users who surf a lot (for business or leisure, I don't know for sure) and the amount of disk space taken up on the server by Temp Internet Files alone (daily synch) is astonishing. Wednesday morning the server only had 17mb of free space! The users are spread out in 7 different offices throughout the state, so it would be much easier to change their settings centrally in order to delete temp files at shutdown and to limit individual disk space for same.

    Thanks again!
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    Don

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