On this page of the Windows® Internet Explorer® Customization Wizard 8, depending on your role, you can specify settings for your organization for various aspects of your user's computers. This includes settings for the desktop, operating system, and security.


For computers running Windows Vista®, you should use Group Policy, instead of Additional Settings, to manage policies.

To modify settings in Additional Settings
  1. Double-click each category to display the options.

  2. Click the policy or restriction you want to work with.

  3. Select or clear the appropriate check boxes.


If you do not modify a particular policy setting, the setting will be ignored. However, if you want to ensure that a setting is not selected, you must select the policy setting and then clear it with the following procedure.

To ensure a policy setting is not selected
  1. Select the check box for the policy setting.

  2. Click Back to navigate to the previous page (this sets the policy setting).

  3. Click Next to navigate to the Additional Settings page.

  4. On Additional Settings, navigate to the policy setting you selected in step 1.

  5. Clear the check box for the policy setting and make any other changes for the policy settings.

  6. Click Next to set the policy settings.

You can only configure a subset of these items for users without administrative credentials on computers running Windows NT®, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating systems. Instead, you should use the Windows NT Policy Editor, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Group Policy to configure the remaining policies and restrictions for those users.

The settings displayed in the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 8 are contained in administration (.adm) files that come with IEAK 8. These are located in the folders under <systemdrive>:\Program Files\Windows IEAK 8\policies. You can also use the wizard to configure the options you have set up in your own .adm files. The edits you make are stored as .ins files. The .ins files are used to build the .inf files for your custom package.


In IEAK 8, all .adm files, as well as the .adm parser, are Unicode. This means that, with this version of IEAK, you cannot use any custom ANSI-based .adm files that you created previously. If you place ANSI-based .adm files in the <systemdrive>:\Program Files\Windows IEAK 8\policies folder with the rest of the .adm files, IEAK Profile Manager will stop responding.


The Corporate Restrictions node does not apply to Windows Vista. The settings in this area are for computers running Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 only.

User settings can be stored in a central location and be made available to users who log on from computer to computer. This could be useful, for example, for a person who needs low security settings, but uses a computer that is typically operated by someone whose security settings are more restrictive.

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