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Internet Explorer Content Advisor Password

Posted by yitz98 on 18-March-2008

I’m not sure it’s that popular, but there is a feature in Internet Explorer called the Content Advisor that allows one to  control which websites IE can visit.  There is a password feature which locks unauthorized users from changing that list of allowed or restricted websites.  Should you forget this password, this is how to remove it:

Note:  This involves editing the Windows Registry and should only be done by someone who knows what they’re doing.  And as always, please backup the Registry before making changes.

Close Internet Explorer.  Go to Start > Run.  Type ‘regedit’ (without quotes).  Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Ratings.

In the Ratings folder you will find an entry titled ‘Key.’  Right-Click on that entry and choose delete.  Close the registry and open Internet Explorer.

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Outlook 2003 and a Default Browser

Posted by yitz98 on 17-February-2008

Have you clicked on a link in Outlook 2003 and received this message?:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

The problem is, that for some reason Outlook cannot launch the default browser.  The solution is actually very simple: reestablish the default browser.  I closed Outlook and any browsers and then reopened only Internet Explorer.  I made it the default, closed the browser window, and the links in Outlook would launch in IE.  Since I would rather have Firefox as my default browser, I just switched back the default browser to Firefox and the links now launch properly.

(Source:  http://tinyurl.com/2gt4mz)

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