[gptalk] Re: Pushing preferences via ADM files

  • From: "Webmaster eSupport" <web-master@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 13:01:23 -0500

Pushing preferences via ADM filesA 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 & 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 

Other related posts: