JSI Tip 5165. How do I remove some/all of the Internet Options tabs in Windows XP?

In tip 3810 and tip 3811, I described how to prevent users from changing Internet Options in previous versions of Windows.

In Windows XP, the Internet Options tabs are controlled by a registry entry at the
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel key. Each Value Name is a REG_DWORD data type. A data value of 1 causes the tab to be removed. A data value of 0, or a missing Value Name, causes the tab to be displayed.

The Value Names are:

AdvancedTab
ConnectionsTab
ContentTab
GeneralTab
PrivacyTab
ProgramsTab
SecurityTab

NOTE: If you remove all the tabs, the user will receive a Operation cancelled due to restrictions message when they press Internet Options.

You might want to copy/paste the following to a IEOptions.reg file. You can change the data value to 00000000 for the tabs you wish to display:

REGEDIT4

\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\]
"AdvancedTab"=dword:00000001
"SecurityTab"=dword:00000001
"ProgramsTab"=dword:00000001
"ContentTab"=dword:00000001
"PrivacyTab"=dword:00000001
"GeneralTab"=dword:00000001
"ConnectionsTab"=dword:00000001



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