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When users open up IE on my terminal server, they are seeing the IE ESC warning instead of their home page:

Enhanced Security Configuration is not enabled

Here's some of the relevant facts:

  • OS is Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Home page is specified in the GPO (http://intranet)
  • If user hits the Home button, it indeed takes them to the intranet page, so I know the GPO is working
  • Loopback processing is enabled in Replace mode (no profile leakage from the user's OU)
  • The message only appears the first time they use IE after their user profile gets built. Subsequent logons take them straight to the home page.
  • The RDS is a six-server farm, and they see the message once for each server. Therefore, from the user's perspective, it appears to happen randomly.

How do I suppress this warning for users?

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I found the answer. I set a group policy registry preference under the User Configuration to delete the following registry value:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Delete the value "First Home Page"

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We don't use terminal services, so I'm not sure if this will work, but have you tried configuring Prevent running First Run wizard? It is located at Computer Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates | Windows Components/Internet Explorer. Set this to go directly to home page.

Additionally, try setting the Specify default behavior for a new tab to home page as well.

You may also be able to force this through the use of a preference, located at User Configuration | Preferences | Windows Settings | Internet Settings.

  • The GPO where the home page is specified is actually a comprehensive set of IE policies that includes the settings you mentioned, specified in the user configuration (so it can be set to not apply to admins). A gpresult confirms that they're being applied. The preference idea is a good one though. I just don't know what key/value to set. – Wes Sayeed Jul 1 '14 at 22:33

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