Control Internet Explorer Settings

If your organization needs to control Internet Explorer 5 or Internet Explorer 6
settings, you can use the following registry hacks for Windows NT / Windows 2000
/ Windows XP :

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER for individual
user of PC
Key: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions


Value: 1 enable

Open your registry and find or create the desired subkey(s):

  • AlwaysPromptWhenDownload
    Always prompt user when
    downloading files.

  • NoBrowserBars
    Disable changes to browsers bars.

  • NoBrowserClose
    Disable the option of closing
    Internet Explorer.

  • NoBrowserContextMenu
    Disable right-click context

  • NoBrowserSaveAs
    Disable the ability to Save As.

  • NoFavorites
    Disable the Favorites.

  • NoBrowserOptions
    Disable the Tools | Internet
    Options menu.

  • NoFileNew
    Disable the File | New command.

  • NoFileOpen
    Disable the File | Open command.

  • NoFindFiles
    Disable the Find Files command.

  • NoNavButtons
    Disables the Forward and Back
    navigation buttons

  • NoOpeninNewWnd
    Disable Open in New Window

  • NoPrinting
    Remove Print and Print Preview from
    the File menu.

  • NoSelectDownloadDir
    Disable the option of
    selecting a download directory.

  • NoTheaterMode
    Disable the Full Screen view

  • NoViewSource
    Disable the ability to view the
    page source HTML.

  • RestGoMenu
    Remove Mail and News menu item.

Restart Internet Explorer for any of these restrictions to take effect.

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