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Internet Explorer Control Panel Restrictions (Part 2) (All Windows) Popular

The features available within the Internet Explorer control panel (Tools -> Internet Options) can be individually managed and disabled using this tweak.

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Open you registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value for each restriction from the list below, set the value to equal '1' to enable the restriction or '0' to disable it.

  • Accessibility - disables all options under Accessibility
  • GeneralTab - removes General tab
  • SecurityTab - removes Security tab
  • ContentTab - removes Content tab
  • ConnectionsTab - removes Connections tab
  • ProgramsTab - removes Programs tab
  • PrivacyTab - removes Privacy tab
  • AdvancedTab - removes Advanced tab
  • CertifPers - prevents changing Personal Certificate options
  • CertifSite - prevents changing Site Certificate options
  • CertifPub - prevents changing Publisher Certificate options
  • SecChangeSettings - prevents changing Security Levels for the Internet Zone
  • SecAddSites - prevents adding Sites to any zone
  • Privacy Settings - prevents changs to privacy settings
  • FormSuggest - disables AutoComplete for forms
  • FormSuggest Passwords - prevents Prompt me to save password from being displayed
  • Connwiz Admin Lock - disables the Internet Connection Wizard
  • Settings - prevents any changes to Temporary Internet Files
  • ResetWebSettings - disables the Reset web Setting button

Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|AccessibilityREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|GeneralTabREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|SecurityTabREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|ContentTabREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|ConnectionsTabREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|ProgramsTabREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|AdvancedTabREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|CertifPersREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|CertifSiteREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|SecChangeSettingsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|SecAddSitesREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|FormSuggestREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|FormSuggest PasswordsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Connwiz Admin LockREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|SettingsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|ResetWebSettingsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explo...|
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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Last modified: March 20, 2002