Internet Explorer 8 has over 1300 Group Policy entries that can be configured, which's great for keeping your environment managed and safe. That can also create some challenges in wrapping your head around all of the possibilities, this post begin with a list of 10 entries that're usually the most asked-about control locations for IE8 from a support perspective. This'll give a bit of a "jumping off" point to managing IE with GP. It's one of the most powerful features of using IE8 in an Active Directory domain.
Here's a quick list: Data Execution Prevention (DEP), SmartScreen Filter, Site to Zone Assignment, Home Page Settings, First Run Customize Settings, Suggested Sites, New Tab Settings, InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering, Compatibility View Settings, and Maximum Number of Connections per Server (for AJAX).
Here're the resources to learn Group Policy and Internet Explorer 8:
- Group Policy and Internet Explorer 8
- Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Guide
- Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Internet Explorer 8
- Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit