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Published on 06.02.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Changing Internet Explorer’s Advanced Page Settings

Learn how to disable changing Internet Explorer’s advanced page settings in Windows 7.

Prevents users from changing settings on the Advanced tab in the Internet Options dialog box.

If you enable this policy, users are prevented from changing advanced Internet settings, such as security, multimedia, and printing. Users cannot select or clear the check boxes on the Advanced tab.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can select or clear settings on the Advanced tab.

If you set the “Disable the Advanced page” policy (located in \User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel), you do not need to set this policy, because the “Disable the Advanced page” policy removes the Advanced tab from the interface.

Disable IE Advanced Page 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.


  3. Double-click Disable changing Advanced page 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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  1. Mani says:

    Great one! What i was looking for…Thanks alot.

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