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Published on 06.15.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Programs Page in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s programs page in Windows 7.

Removes the Programs tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box.

If you enable this policy, users are prevented from seeing and changing default settings for Internet programs.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change these settings.

When you set this policy, you do not need to set the following policies for the Programs tab, because this policy removes the Programs tab from the interface:

“Disable changing Messaging settings”

“Disable changing Calendar and Contact settings”

“Disable the Reset Web Settings feature”

“Disable changing default browser check”

Disable the Programs Page in IE

  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, Internet Explorer, and then select Internet Control Panel in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Disable the Programs page in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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