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Published on 06.08.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Managing Pop-up Allow List in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable managing Internet Explorer’s pop-up allow list in Windows 7.

You can allow Pop-ups from specific websites by adding the site to the exceptions list.

If you enable this policy, users will not be able to add or remove websites to the exception list.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to specify websites in the allow pop-ups exceptions list.

Note: You can allow a default list of sites which will be allowed to open pop-up windows regardless of the Internet Explorer process’s Pop-Up Blocker settings by enabling “Pop-up allow list” policy.

Disable Ability to Manage IE’s Pop-up Allow List

  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 Turn off Managing Pop-up Allow list in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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