[gptalk] Re: Pushing preferences via ADM files

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 10:08:05 -0800

Since they're now part of MS, you should be able to "opt-out", somewhere :).
I would just send them an email and ask to be removed.


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Webmaster eSupport
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 10:01 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Pushing preferences via ADM files

A warning to all. Nothing is absolutely free, including this PolicyMaker
utility. To obtain this utility you have to provide an e-mail address. When
you do that you'll start getting SPAM from them with no mechanism to opt-out
from their mailing list. I made this mistake, now I'm getting SPAM. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Alan  <mailto:syspro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> & Margaret 
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:31 PM
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Pushing preferences via ADM files

Hi Robert,


Yep. we all give up on Binary Keys. Microsoft doesn't support them under ADM


PolicyMaker has a free utility that allows you to add registry keys directly
via Group Policies


The one downside is that it runs as an additional Group Policy Extension, so
you have to install it on all machines. which is a lot of work for a couple
of  measly registry keys


Alan C



From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Robert Tannehill
Sent: Friday, 27 October 2006 8:16 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Pushing preferences via ADM files


OK, I give up.  Anyone know of a way to push a registry entry via GPO/ADM
looking something like this:? 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser] 


I've downloaded Alan's tool, will gladly pay the $50 if it will do something
like this, but it didn't allow me to put these binary strings.

These, btw, are prefernce settings to remove the AddressBar from IE6.  I
tried using a policy called NoAddressBar = 1, but it was not consistent,
perhaps conflicting with other GPO settings we have.  So I used REGMON to
capture which registry entry was being modified when I turned off/on the
Address Bar (View/toolbars/AddressBar).  Now I just have to figure out a way
to send this via GPO.

Any and all ideas would be very much appreciated. 

Robert Tannehill 
Sr. Computer Engineer 
Computer Sciences Corporation 

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