NEW Group Policy settings in Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 9 provides for over 1,500 Group Policy settings that IT pros can use to manage and control the web browser configuration.

Here is a list of all the NEW Group Policy settings made available in Internet Explorer 9:

  • Automatically enable newly installed add-ons
  • Disable add-on performance notifications
  • Turn off Managing SmartScreen Filter for Internet Explorer 9
  • Prevent users from bypassing SmartScreen Filter’s application reputation warnings about files that are not commonly downloaded from the Internet
  • Turn on ActiveX filtering
  • Prevent configuration of top result search in the Address bar
  • Turn off Tracking Protection
  • Tracking Protection threshold
  • Show tabs on a separate row
  • Prevent Deleting Download History
  • Prevent Deleting ActiveX Filtering and Tracking Protection data
  • Install binaries signed by MD2 and MD4 signing technologies
  • Enable alternate codecs in HTML5 media elements
  • Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the Address bar
  • Disable Browser Geolocation
  • Turn off ability to pin sites
  • Allow Internet Explorer 8 Shutdown Behavior

To add these new Group Policy settings, Internet Explorer 9 installs an administrative template (ADMX file) during normal installation. This file is inetres.admx in %WinDir%\PolicyDefinitions. Internet Explorer 9 also installs a language file for the administrative template (ADML file). This file is inetres.adml in %WinDir%\PolicyDefinitions\LCID, where LCID is a language ID such as en-US.

For more details you can visit TechNet.

Go here to see the complete list of Group Policy Settings for Internet Explorer 9.

Download this VPN to secure all your Windows devices and browse anonymously
Posted by on , in Category Uncategorized with Tags
Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 + 7 =