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Internet Settings Extension

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Group Policy includes the Internet Settings preference extension. For users, this extension allows you to:

  • Require a specific configuration of Internet settings.

  • Configure an initial configuration of Internet settings, but allow end users to make changes.

  • Configure several Internet settings while leaving others to the discretion of each end user. (For example, you can specify proxy server settings while allowing users to modify accessibility options.)

Getting started

You can create and configure Internet Explorer preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

User Configuration

**   └ Preferences**

**      └ Control Panel Settings**

**         └ Internet Settings**

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: