Windows Server 2008 Manageability Feature: Group Policy Preferences: Part 6 Internet Options

Having a new build of machines that will be deployed as corporate workstations, and you need to set the DEFAULT home page of each of these machines, depending upon their group? Or just want to publish a new  You can use Group policy preference to set their initial home page of their Internet explorer.


Like on the first post, you can go to your the Group Policy Management Console then on User Configuration, Preference and then expand Windows Settings.


When you right click the Internet Settings under Control panel Settings, you will notice that there are two options for new configuration, one for IE 5-6 and for IE7.

My targets only uses Vista so I’m going to use  Internet Explorer 7.








You can assign configuration on almost everything on the page, for this quick example we can just go ahead and assign a couple of Home Page under the general Tab.





I think that’s it! Via group policy preference Internet settings extension, we have assigned default or new home page for our targeted computers. Users can change those if they wanted to, flexible but effective.


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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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