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Configure an Internet Explorer 8 Item

Updated: May 21, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Internet Explorer 8 preference items let you update Internet options for Internet Explorer 8. Internet Explorer preference items do not provide a selection of actions because the only possible action is Update.

Creating an Internet Explorer item

To create a new Internet Explorer preference item

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console. Right-click the Group Policy object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit.

  2. In the console tree under User Configuration, expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Control Panel Settings folder.

  3. Right-click the Internet Settings node, point to New, and select Internet Explorer 8.

  4. In the New Internet Explorer 8 Properties dialog box, enter Internet options for Group Policy to configure. (For more information, see Enable and Disable Settings in a Preference Item.)

  5. Click the Common tab, configure any options, and then type your comments in the Description box. (For more information, see Configure Common Options.)

  6. Click OK. The new preference item appears in the details pane.

Additional considerations

  • Settings that cannot be enabled or disabled are unavailable. You cannot configure these settings by using an Internet Explorer preference item.

  • You can use item-level targeting to change the scope of preference items.

  • Preference items are available only in domain-based GPOs.

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