Internet Explorer Restrictions


This tip lists a set of Windows NT registry hacks which restrict Internet
Explorer. If you want IE to come up without toolbars, start it via:

iexplore -k

The Registry restrictions are found under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Restrictions
. Each DWORD value must be set to 1 to be enabled.
To disable the restriction, set the value to 0.

 Restriction             Description 
———————————————————————-
NoFileOpen Disables Open command on File menu, CTRL+O, and CTRL+L.
NoFileNew Disables CTRL+N
NoBrowserSaveAs Disables Save and Save As on the File menu.
NoBrowserOptions Disables Internet Options on the View menu (disables changing browser settings).
NoFavorites No Favorites menu, adding to favorites, or organizing favorites.
NoSelectDownloadDir Prevents user from being able to select download folder by not displaying the Save As dialog box when a file is downloaded.
NoBrowserContextMenu Disables HTML context menu.
NoBrowserClose Disable ALT+F4.
NoFindFiles Disables the F3 key.
NoTheaterMode Disables the F11 key.
Accessibility Disables all options under Accessibility.
GeneralTab Removes General tab.
SecurityTab Removes Security tab.
ContentTab Removes Content tab.
ConnectionsTab Removes Connections tab.
ProgramsTab Removes Programs tab.
AdvancedTab Removes Advanced tab.
CertifPers Prevents changing Certificate options.
CertifSite Removes the Personal tab from Certificate manager.
SecChangeSettings Prevents changing Security Levels for the Internet Zone.
SecAddSites Prevents adding Sites to ANY zone.
FormSuggest Disables AutoComplete for forms.
FormSuggest Passwords Prevents Prompt me to save password from being displayed.
Connwiz Admin Lock Disables the Internet Connection Wizard .
Settings Prevents any changes to Temporary Internet Files.
ResetWebSettings disables the Reset web Setting button.

For additional information, check out Q179221

For information on IE security, see Security Management with Internet Explorer 4.0 Security issue
for IE 5 are same.

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