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Published on 06.04.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Changing Calendar and Contact Settings in Internet Explorer

Learn how to prevent changing Internet Explorer’s calendar and contact settings in Windows 7.

Prevents users from changing the default programs for managing schedules and contacts.

If you enable this policy, the Calendar and Contact combo boxes appear dimmed in the Internet Programs area. To display these options, users open the Internet Options dialog box, and then click the Programs tab.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can determine which programs to use for managing schedules and contacts, if programs that perform these tasks are installed.

This “Disable the Programs Page” policy (located in \User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel) takes precedence over this policy. If it is enabled, this policy is ignored.

Prevent Changing Internet Explorer’s Calendar and Contact Settings

  1. 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.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Disable changing Calendar and Contact settings in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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