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Windows XP Pro SP3, IE8 (8.0.6001.18702), within local gpedit.msc I did the below:

  • User Config/Admin Temp/Windows Comp/IE
    • enabled: disable changing temporary internet file settings
  • User Config/Admin Temp/Windows Comp/IE/Delete Browsing History
    • enabled all (11 items)

However there is a loophole that lets me still wipe history & other files via: Tools, Internet Options, Browsing History, Settings, View Objects, delete everything, hit up arrow, go to History (hidden folders has to be on), delete everything. Quick solution I could think of, but don't want to do: disable General Internet Options Page

Ideal solution/answer: someone to confirm the ability to simply disable that Settings button is/isn't available in group policy & their suggested action

This is a re-post from superuser where I didn't get the feedback I'd hoped. After reading the rules deeper I find that is not tailored to business environments. It was offered that I repost

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What is the purpose of that - Browser Kiosk setup? Surveillance? –  rackandboneman Jan 11 '13 at 14:53
    
Honestly I don't want users covering their tracks. Its actually a laptop in a truck-repair shop that gets used overnight. I speculate things might get boring & things very un-related to work might get looked up. Until I get better Antivirus or a proxy or something I have to rely on hope & accoutability –  greggmcfg Jan 11 '13 at 14:57
    
Just dont forget that depending on locality there might be legal requirements to inform users (and get them to sign paperwork) about such measures. –  rackandboneman Jan 11 '13 at 15:04
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