Learn how to prevent changing Internet Explorer’s temporary internet files settings in Windows 7.
Prevents users from changing the browser cache settings, such as the location and amount of disk space to use for the Temporary Internet Files folder.
If you enable this policy, the browser cache settings appear dimmed. These settings are found in the dialog box that appears when users click the General tab and then click the Settings button in the Internet Options dialog box.
If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can change their cache settings.
If you set the “Disable the General 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 General page” policy removes the General tab from the interface.
Prevent Changing Internet Explorer’s Temporary Internet Files Settings
- 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 Disable changing Temporary Internet files settings in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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