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Setup: Running Windows Server 2008 Standard with SP2. Function levels are both set to 2008.

I'm having issues setting IE7 security settings and having them stick. When I go to User Configuration > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Internet Settings. I setup an Internet Explorer 7 setting. I'm setting up a trusted zone. I'm setting the following settings to Enabled.

  • Binary and script behaviors
  • Download signed ActiveX controls
  • Download unsigned ActiveX controls
  • Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting
  • Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins
  • Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting

I set that and close out of the Group Policy. When I go back into it, they go back to the same setting I had just changed them from.

Could anyone help explain this behavior?

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I am not sure if you are using the F5-F8 keys to save the relevant parts of the preference correctly. Please see http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2008/10/13/red-green-gp-preferences-doesn-t-work-even-though-the-policy-applied-and-after-gpupdate-force.aspx if it helps.

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I like what you found here. Let me see what I can do on Monday with this and get back to you! –  Nixphoe Jul 16 '11 at 22:36
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