IE7 & Windows Update site help needed

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  1. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Thought I'd try IE7.

    When I go to WU in IE7, which worked in IE6. To check if I can still get updates through WU. A basic page (not WU) gives me instructions to add the WU urls as trusted sites. Tools - Internet Options. They're already in the trusted sites. The Internet Options box has one of those lovely yellow M$ banners at the bottom saying, "Some settings are managed by your system administrator." I definitely am the Administrator.

    It was suggested I change the security settings.

    I go to WU. WU is shown in the restricted zone on the Status Bar. And in Tools - Internet Options, the 2 WU urls are still listed in trusted sites. So I lower the security settings in the restricted zone. After IE7 is restarted, IE7 itself says these browser setting are unsafe. After IE7 is made "unsafe" then I can access & use WU. And going to WU is 99% of what I want IE7 to do.

    Can Anybody tell me how to get WU site recognized as a trusted site? Or how to lower the security settings in the restricted zone & access & use WU, without making IE7 unsafe?

    Thanks.
     
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    zapjb Registered Member

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    Solved it.

    Assigning sites to different zones. (Getting WU to work in IE7, at least for me)

    Start - Run - gpedit.msc

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control
    Panel\Security Page

    "Site to Zone Assignment List"

    ENABLED

    And this solved my windows update problem. I entered these two sites & assigned them a value of 2 (Trusted Sites Zone).

    h**p://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

    h**p://*.windowsupdate.com
     
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