How can I set Advanced Internet Explorer (IE) settings using Group Policy?

A. The Internet Explorer Maintenance portion of the Group Policy (User Configuration, Windows Settings) has a hidden option. To access this option, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Group Policy you want to modify.
  2. Expand User Configuration, Windows Settings.
  3. Right-click Internet Explorer Maintenance.
  4. Select Preference Mode from the context menu.
  5. The system will add a new Advanced branch with two groups, Corporate and Internet Settings. Double-click one of them.
  6. The system will open a dialog box with various settings that you can change as desired. (The Advanced settings option under the Internet Settings is very useful.)

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  8. Click OK.

If you want to remove the Advanced object, you must select Reset Browser Settings, which loses all your other settings but removes the Advanced object. Likewise, if a Group Policy is already applied, you need to reset it and then enable the Preference mode.

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