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Internet Explorer Control Panel Restrictions (Part 1) (All Windows) Popular

These tweaks allows you to control access to the Internet Explorer setup and control panel functions (found under Tools -> Internet Options).

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value based on the options below, and set the new value to equal "1" to enable the restriction or "0" to disable the restriction.

  • Advanced - Prevent changes to advanced settings
  • Autoconfig - Prevent changes to Automatic Configuration
  • Cache - Prevent changes to temporary file settings
  • CalendarContact - Prevent changes to calender and contacts
  • Certificates - Prevent changes to security certificates
  • Check_If_Default - Prevent changes to default browser check
  • Colors - Prevent Color changes
  • Connection Settings - Prevent changes to connection settings
  • Connection Wizard - Disable the Connection Wizard
  • Fonts - Disable font changes
  • History - Disable changes to History settings
  • HomePage - Disable changes to Home Page settings
  • Languages - Disable Language changes
  • Links - Disable Links changes
  • Messaging - Disable Messaging changes
  • Profiles - Disable changes to Profiles
  • Proxy - Disable changes to Proxy settings
  • Ratings - Disable Ratings changes
  • Wallet - Disable changes to Wallet settings

Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|AdvancedREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Autoconfig REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Cache REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|CalendarContact REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Certificates REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Check_If_Default REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Colors REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Connection Settings REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Connection Wizard REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Fonts REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|History REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|HomePage REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Languages REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Links REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Messaging REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Profiles REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Proxy REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Ratings REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Wallet REG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explo...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
Control Panel]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
Control Panel]
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 20, 2002