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Topic # 143346 11-Apr-2014 14:38
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At work we run a domain via Windows Server 2003 and all our clients run Win XP SP2

We have just upgraded from IE6 to IE8 (dont ask or question that as the new build is being designed at the moment and its not my decision on that side of things)

our computers are only connected to the intranet so there is no real risk of people downloading things they shouldnt.

When internet explorer is opened you either receive the page below or just the little banner accross stating "your security setting level puts you computer at risk" you can click the banner and get IE to fix it for you. The problem is if you log off, and use another computer you will get the warning again, same deal if you go back to your original computer. It happens for all users and on all computers.

Now if you clnick fix and then log off then log back in you generally wont get the warning.

Its more a frustration thing but id like to get rid of the warning message, and ive been on Google and tried a couple of things but haven't found anything that works.

Ive read up on the Gpedit on the local machine to change the setting for the warning bar, ive also read adding the new DWORD into the disablesecuritysettingscheck folder in the registry and they didn't work but im not sure if i did it right as the webpages were not talking about domains with group policies.

We use Group Policy's managed from the DC but having a look not a lot in there is actually configured

Anyone got any thoughts on what i can do to removed the warning messages

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  Reply # 1023472 11-Apr-2014 14:44
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What security level is IE set to?



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  Reply # 1023474 11-Apr-2014 14:52
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Defaults as far as i know

Internet medium, Intranet medium-low, Trusted Sites low and Restricted sites high.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1023542 11-Apr-2014 17:16
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Jase2985: At work we run a domain via Windows Server 2003 and all our clients run Win XP SP2

We have just upgraded from IE6 to IE8 (dont ask or question that as the new build is being designed at the moment and its not my decision on that side of things)



Good god man.

Find somewhere to work that isn't so backwards and doesn't suck so much, would be my advice.







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  Reply # 1023556 11-Apr-2014 17:47
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I understand you say that but we have programs that wont run on anything but IE6 and there are also about 10,000 odd computers to upgrade. not to mention the rest of the network archatecture that goes with it.

its not as simple as saying its backwards and sucks.

its not a thread to get opinions on what OS/browser we run its to find a solution that's going to work.


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  Reply # 1023584 11-Apr-2014 19:52

Upgrade to chrome. Simple.

I get your org cant afford the training involved in the upgrade. It really shouldn't be that hard. Sure group policy, IT change requests e.t.c. IE8 is 5/6 years old and needs to be stamped out along with xp.

Are you guys with Fujitsu?



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  Reply # 1023605 11-Apr-2014 20:39
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Not fujitsu

again its not as simple as upgrading to a new browser.

this error is an unexpected result from those who rolled it out and didn't test it in all the environments it would be used in. They have been no help in trying to fix this, ive already asked so im trying to fix it myself

Software upgrades, to win 7 server 2012 and better browser are in the pipeline but again its not that simple because of the environment its being deployed in a lot of testing is involved not to mention the complications of rolling it out.

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  Reply # 1023607 11-Apr-2014 20:44
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if you're interested, there is a new feature in IE11 that's shipped with the 2012R2 and Win8.1 updates a couple of days ago, and is also coming to all OS's that support IE11.  Its called "Enterprise Mode" and it pretty much fixes most websites that had problems running post-IE8.  Check it out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/04/02/stay-up-to-date-with-enterprise-mode-for-internet-explorer-11.aspx


If you're trying to configure the "Turn off the security settings check" locally for a user, make sure you change it in HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE while logged on as that user.  If you change it in group policy, then make sure you set it at the User level, not the Computer level.

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  Reply # 1023745 12-Apr-2014 00:47
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Jase2985: but we have programs that wont run on anything but IE6 


Would you be able to give a example of something your users need that only runs in IE6?



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  Reply # 1023778 12-Apr-2014 04:23
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Short story. The situation is oftentimes not even that simple. To give just one example, IE versions in ye olde days 2k/xp used to upgrade various operating system ui and other components. Potential result: completely unrelated applications spit the dummy at inconvenient times. Course there are some ways around but then you have some new things to deal with.



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  Reply # 1023805 12-Apr-2014 07:42
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Ragnor:
Jase2985: but we have programs that wont run on anything but IE6 


Would you be able to give a example of something your users need that only runs in IE6?




lets just say its defense related

but again its not what im asking

i know all the points you are brings up, im aware of them, but its not my decision what software we run, i just have to make what we have, run the best i can.

i didnt start this thread to be question on what software we are running i started it to see if someone out there had an answer/solution to the problem

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  Reply # 1024197 12-Apr-2014 22:15
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Ragnor:
Jase2985: but we have programs that wont run on anything but IE6 


Would you be able to give a example of something your users need that only runs in IE6?


there are actually quite a few legacy apps out there in enterprises that will only run in old versions of IE - upgrading to a different browser/OS can be a problem. The obvious answer is to have the application upgraded but some vendors end support for apps months after release and don't provide easy upgrade paths.  Hopefully the 'enterprise mode' for IE will drag some of those kicking and screaming into a modern environment, while also making them run faster (i.e. using the newer javascript engines can be a huge performance gain)

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