Hey folks!

We’ve received many many requests asking if the workaround mentioned in KB972890 can be implemented via Group Policy.  To that end, we’ve put together an ADM template to help Domain Admins roll this out through Group Policy.  It’s an “as is” template, so feel free to tweak it as needed.

Important: This policy requires that you disable filtering in the group policy editor. See steps below on how to set this up.

How to load the Custom ADM Template?

  1. To start Group Policy, click Start and then click Run. In the Open box, type GPEdit.msc or GPMC.msc if from a Domain policy and then click OK.
  2. Select Administrative Templates from the Computer Configuration branch.
  3. Right-click the Administrative Templates branch, and then select All Tasks.
  4. Select Add/Remove Templates.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Load the ADM templates.

NOTE: Windows 2003, Windows XP will display the policy under: Administrative Templates > New Polcy

Here is how you disable the Group policy filer:

  1. Right click on the Policy and select View > detail > Filtering
  2. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox next to "Only show policy settings that can be fully managed"
  3. You should see the template now.

Please see the attached file below that contains the ADM templates.


We have updated the template base on some great feedback from our readers. When the policy is enable will set the value to hex 1024  and when disable to 0.

In the Zip file [ADM_KB972890_v_07-09-09.zip], you should find:

  1. The IE 32 bit custom adm version: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility]
  2. The IE Wow6432Node (x64) custom adm version: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility
  3. The registry export (.reg) export for both IE 32 bit and x64 IE version.
  4. Readme.txt with our Registry import disclaimer.


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