Internet Explorer 6 Configuration

There are several ways to configure Internet Explorer 6. If you don't want to use tools like Group Policy Editor or IEAK you can edit the registry manually. Some interesting keys are listed below.

 

Action Registry key Edit or add   Comment
Download signed ActiveX controls HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3*
1001 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
* 1 = local intranet
2 = trusted sites
3 = internet
4 = restricted sites
Download unsigned ActiveX controls HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1004 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1201 (dword) 0 = enable
3 = disable
 
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1200 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
65536 = Administrator approved
 
Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1405 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
File Download HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1803 (dword) 0 = enable
3 = disable
 
Font Download HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1604 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
Access data sources across domains HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1406 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
Drag and drop or copy and paste files HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1802 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
Installation of desktop items HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1800 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
Launching programs and files in an IFRAME HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1804 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
Navigate sub-frames across different domains HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1607 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
Submit nonencrypted form data HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1601 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
Userdata persistence HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1606 (dword) 0 = enable
3 = disable
 
Allow paste operations via script HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
1407 (dword) 0 = enable
1 = prompt
3 = disable
 
         
         
Hide Security Tab HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel SecurityTab (dword) 0 = visible
1 = hidden
 
Hide General Tab HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel GeneralTab (dword) 0 = visible
1 = hidden
 
Hide Connections Tab HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel ConnectionsTab (dword) 0 = visible
1 = hidden
 
Hide Programs Tab HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel ProgramsTab (dword) 0 = visible
1 = hidden
 
Hide Advanced Tab HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel AdvancedTab (dword) 0 = visible
1 = hidden
 
Hide Content Tab HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel ContentTab (dword) 0 = visible
1 = hidden