Internet Explorer Processes

Internet Explorer places zone restrictions on each Web page it opens, which are dependent upon the location of the Web page (Internet, Intranet, Local Machine zone, etc.). Web pages on the local computer have the fewest security restrictions and reside in the Local Machine zone.

Local Machine zone security applies to all local files and content processed by Internet Explorer. This feature helps to mitigate attacks where the Local Machine zone is used as an attack vector to load malicious HTML code.

If you enable this policy setting, the Local Machine zone security applies to all local files and content processed by Internet Explorer.

If you disable this policy setting, Local Machine zone security is not applied to local files or content processed by Internet Explorer.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the Local Machine zone security applies to all local files and content processed by Internet Explorer.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
Enable policy:
Registry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN(Reserved)REG_SZ1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWNexplorer.exeREG_SZ1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWNiexplore.exeREG_SZ1
Disable Policy:
Registry HiveRegistry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN(Reserved)REG_SZ0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWNexplorer.exeREG_SZ0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWNiexplore.exeREG_SZ0

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