Knowledgebase: Server Administration
Set Local Intranet Sites List via Domain Group Policy
Posted by Mont Rothstein on 08 November 2017 01:42 PM

This article explains how to create a group policy object for the domain that will set the Local Intranet Sites list in IE.

This is the domain group policy equivalent of the following:

IE > Internet Options > Settings > Internet Options > Security > Local intranet > Sites > Advanced

To add the domain, a machine, or a site to the local intranet sites list do the following:

  1. On the domain controller open Group Policy Management
  2. Group Policy Management -> Forest -> Domains -> domain -> Group Policy Objects -> Default Domain Policy -> (right click) Edit…
  3. Group Policy Management Editor
  4. Default Domain Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page
  5. (right hand pane) double click Site to Zone Assignment List
  6. Site to Zone Assignment List Properties
  7. Select Enabled
  8. Show…
  9. Add…
  10. Name:

    Ex1: http://*.mydomain.local
    x2: file://*.mydomain.local

  11. Value: 1 (this is for Local Intranet)
  12. OK
  13. OK
  14. Close Group Policy Management Editor
  15. Close Group Policy Management
  16. A workstation reboot is required for the policy to be applied. Local edits on the workstation will no longer be possible.


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