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Remove ZoneMap GPO remains

Hi

I wanted to use Edge with IEMode and intranet site zone mapping.

In a Terminal Server Environment. (Server 2019, Current Edge)

Using the ZoneMap GPO in HKLM or HKCU I could not achive any consistent result. They sometimes wont apply - ESC off. Wasted hours of testing.

Now I wanted to remove all GPOs and edit the ZoneMap keys in the user registry directly.

But I cannot remove the remains of the GPOs in the users registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap

The user does not have rights to delete the empty keys.

But these keys seem to prevent a user added ZoneMap from saving.

Now I have 2 Options:
1. Delete the profiles and let start users from scratch
2. Some convoluted task that removes the GPO remains

Or are there any other ideas?

thank you

Markus



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Hi @MarkusWehr-3104 , You mentioned that you cannot remove the user registry, I think this is related to permissions, do you open it as an administrator? Does the first option mean let the user reconfigure? And I'm afraid this can't be done if the user doesn't have enough permissions.

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It seems I found a solution:

  • add the ZoneMap Keys under HKLM like this
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\domain.com]

  • add both locations WOW6432Node and standard path because iexplore.exe may use a 64 or 32bit tab.

  • also in both locations
    [\ZoneMap]
    "IEHarden"=dword:00000000

removed all GPOs regarding ZoneMap.

result: the zones apply to all users on that machine.

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