Software channel permissions

This policy setting allows you to manage software channel permissions.

If you enable this policy setting, you can choose the following options from the drop-down box.

Low safety to allow users to be notified of software updates by e-mail, software packages to be automatically downloaded to users' computers, and software packages to be automatically installed on users' computers.

Medium safety to allow users to be notified of software updates by e-mail and software packages to be automatically downloaded to (but not installed on) users' computers.

High safety to prevent users from being notified of software updates by e-mail, software packages from being automatically downloaded to users' computers, and software packages from being automatically installed on users' computers.

If you disable this policy setting, permissions are set to high safety.

If you do not configure this policy setting, permissions are set to Low safety.

Supported on: Only Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 through IE7 inclusive
Software channel permissions


  1. High safety
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0
    Value Name1E05
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value65536
  2. Medium safety
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0
    Value Name1E05
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value131072
  3. Low safety
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0
    Value Name1E05
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value196608


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