Learn how to disable a user’s ability to enable or disable Internet Explorer’s add-ons in Windows 7.
This policy setting allows you to manage whether users have the ability to allow or deny add-ons through Add-On Manager.
If you enable this policy setting, users cannot enable or disable add-ons through Add-On Manager. The only exception occurs if an add-on has been specifically entered into the ‘Add-On List’ policy setting in such a way as to allow users to continue to manage the add-on. In this case, the user can still manage the add-on through the Add-On Manager.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the appropriate controls in the Add-On Manager will be available to the user.
Don’t Allow Users to Enable or Disable IE Add-ons
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Do not allow users to enable or disable add-ons in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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