Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO
Nov17

Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO

KB ID 0000459 Dtd 06/06/11 Problem If your’e logging on as a new user and Internet Explorer has not yet been ran, then it wants to run the "Setup Windows Internet Explorer 8" or "Set up Internet Explorer 9" Wizard. On just one machine with one user that’s fine, but if you are logging in all over the place, with multiple credentials, this can get quite annoying. Also you might not want your domain users...

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Internet Explorer 9 “Only Secure Content is Displayed”
Nov17

Internet Explorer 9 “Only Secure Content is Displayed”

KB ID 0000502 Dtd 07/09/11 Problem I was trying to do some online VMware training today, and this was really annoying me, every link I clicked up it came. Popup: Only secure content is displayed – What’s the risk? – Show all content Eventually after clicking show all content (A LOT) I could take no more, and had to disable it. Solution Warning: There’s a sound reason for this, over https all traffic is...

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Internet Explorer 9 – Disable the Pop-up Blocker
Nov17

Internet Explorer 9 – Disable the Pop-up Blocker

KB ID 0000514 Dtd 27/09/11 Problem I don’t usually use IE, so when I was asked how to do this I didn’t have the answer to hand. Solution 1. Whilst you have IE open > Locate the small "Cog" icon (top right). 2. From the menu presented choose "Internet Options". 3. Select the "Privacy" tab and locate the "Turn on Pop-up blocker" option, and ensure it is NOT selected > Apply >...

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IE Crashes when you click a Drop Down Box
Nov17

IE Crashes when you click a Drop Down Box

KB ID 0000022 Dtd 06/02/09 Problem When working online usually within a form, clicking a drop down box causes IE to Crash And restart. Solution Note: This solution is for PC’s with HP Protect tools / Credential Manager installed 1. Start > Run > appwiz.cpl {enter}. 2. Locate the "HP Protect Tools Security Manager suite." 3. This is what needs to be uninstalled however if you try you may see the following error,...

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Hide IE connections Tab
Nov17

Hide IE connections Tab

KB ID 0000016 Dtd 19/11/08 Problem You want to remove or disable the Internet Explorer Connections Tab. Solution Hide IE connections Tab via Registry Key 1. Start > Run > regedit {Enter} 2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Control Panel 3. In the right hand pane Locate the DWORD called ConnectionsTab 4. Set Value to 1 (One) for Disabled or 0 (Zero) to enable. Hide IE connections Tab via...

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Disable Internet Explorer Welcome Screen
Nov17

Disable Internet Explorer Welcome Screen

KB ID 0000175 Dtd 02/02/10 Problem On a home PC, the welcome screen is not so bad, but in a corporate environment where users move round a lot, this popping up every time you log onto a new machine can get quite annoying.   Solution You have two options, Option 1: The simplest way in a domain is to disable it via group policy. You can find the relevant group policy at Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates >...

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