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5:41 pm on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello all..
I'm wondering the following for a new Intranet for a client. I realize that I can create a new Intranet on their in-house network no problems with that.

However, how can I "force" each employee to automatically use that Intranet as their IE browser homepage? IE is there a way to force this to happen?

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However, how can I "force" each employee to automatically use that Intranet as their IE browser homepage?

Write adware/spyware that hijacks their browser to set the default home page. Make sure that each browser in the company gets infected by your program. Oh, but this will really piss off most of the users. And it will also get you in trouble with the law.
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This is something to discuss with the client's IT management.

Windows XP has extensive features for "locking down" PCs using centralized control. It's possible to centralize control over the user's PC at a fairly granular level. This includes IE settings, including home page.

It's possible to give users absolutely no control over any of their settings, if that is what is wanted.

But, really, this is something for IT (and overall company) management to decide. Most larger companies implement this to some degree, because it can minimize support headaches.

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It's possible to give users absolutely no control over any of their settings, if that is what is wanted.

Most corporate networks follow a similar set of standards. It is just to risky to allow logged in users to have any real control on company systems. There are just so many things that can go wrong.

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You can do this with Group Policy in Active Directory if you are using a Windows server and requiring users to log into a local domain.
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Create a killer homepage that the users WANT as their homepage. I think it's safe to say that searching is a common act for many Internet users so I would imagine many of them already have a search engine as a homepage, why not try creating a modified search engine front page with specific company news/forums/whatevers...