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  • IE 6 - File Download Blocked

    Hi all,

    I have an issue where by when a file is accessed on a website it attempts to open the file for downloading, this action is blocked and I get the 'Information Bar' popup along the top telling me what it has done.

    I know that this is because within IE Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > 'Automatic Prompting for Downloads' is disabled.

    My problem is that there is a policy in place on the system that must disable this by default, and users do not have the permission to be able to access the IE tools menu. Is there a way to get round this or is this something we will need to change in our policy?

    Thanks

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    Re: IE 6 - File Download Blocked

    Originally posted by UKG View Post
    My problem is that there is a policy in place on the system that must disable this by default, and users do not have the permission to be able to access the IE tools menu. Is there a way to get round this or is this something we will need to change in our policy?
    Um.... I'm not sure I understand what you're asking... do you want users to be able to enable/disable Automatic Prompting for Downloads regardless of the (group) policy?
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: IE 6 - File Download Blocked

      Domain or Workgroup?
      What OS?

      If you have a domain/ou policy blocking IE configuration, you will need to change the policy to either:
      allow user changes
      or enable the setting

      Tom
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      • #4
        Re: IE 6 - File Download Blocked

        Hi guy's,

        Yes, Domain, 2K3 servers, XP clients. I just wondered if there may be another way of getting round it without changing group policy wide. Looks like we'll have to look into changing it.

        Thanks for the help.

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        • #5
          Re: IE 6 - File Download Blocked

          Originally posted by UKG View Post
          I just wondered if there may be another way of getting round it without changing group policy wide.
          You do know there's ways of applying group policy to a specific user(s) and/or computer(s) or group(s) of users and/or computers, right?
          Regards,
          Jeremy

          Network Consultant/Engineer
          Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
          www.gma-cpa.com

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          • #6
            Re: IE 6 - File Download Blocked

            Yes, thanks.

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            • #7
              Re: IE 6 - File Download Blocked

              OK, here's another one, how about if said user(s) are removed to a no policy group within AD, IE changes are made, and user(s) are then moved back to normal AD group, would the changes that were made remain, or revert back again?

              Thanks

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              • #8
                Re: IE 6 - File Download Blocked

                Are you talking about group policy filtering? (because that's the only way groups affect group policy)

                But at any rate, no, they will apply the settings at the next policy refresh.
                Regards,
                Jeremy

                Network Consultant/Engineer
                Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                www.gma-cpa.com

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                • #9
                  Re: IE 6 - File Download Blocked

                  The GPO will overide any settings made once the user/computer is dropped back in to the container.

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