Disable the General page

Removes the General tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box. If you enable this policy users are unable to see and change settings for the home page the cache history Web page appearance and accessibility. If you disable this policy or do not configure it users can see and change these settings. When you set this policy you do not need to set the following Internet Explorer policies (located in -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> ) because this policy removes the General tab from the interface:”Disable changing home page settings””Disable changing Temporary Internet files settings””Disable changing history settings””Disable changing color settings””Disable changing link color settings””Disable changing font settings””Disable changing language settings””Disable changing accessibility settings”

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Control Panel # GeneralTab

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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