JSI Tip 9164. How can I strengthen the security settings for the Local Machine zone in Internet Explorer?

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 833633 contains the following summary:

Warning If you choose to make the changes that are described in this article, you may lose some functionality in some Windows programs and components. Therefore, we recommend that you test the changes extensively to verify that mission-critical programs continue to work correctly for all users before you make these changes in a production environment.

This article describes how an administrator can strengthen the security settings for the Local Machine zone in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Local Machine zone is also known as the My Computer zone. The information in this article applies to the following configurations:

32-bit versions of Internet Explorer on 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows
64-bit versions of Internet Explorer on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP
64-bit versions of Internet Explorer on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Note Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) puts restrictions on the Local Machine zone. Therefore, if you installed Windows XP SP2, you may not have to perform one of the procedures that are described in this article. For additional information, see the following Microsoft Web sites:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/technologiesoverview.mspx#EBAA
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/ieoeoverview.mspx



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