Allow installation of desktop items

This policy setting allows you to manage whether users can install Active Desktop items from this zone. The settings for this option are: If you enable this policy setting, users can install desktop items from this zone automatically.

If you select Prompt in the drop-down box, users are queried to choose whether to install desktop items from this zone.

If you disable this policy setting, users are prevented from installing desktop items from this zone.

If you do not configure this policy setting, users can install desktop items from this zone automatically.

Supported on: Only Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 through IE8 inclusive
Allow installation of desktop items


  1. Enable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2
    Value Name1800
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Disable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2
    Value Name1800
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  3. Prompt
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2
    Value Name1800
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1


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