Inprivate Browsing Registry hack??

ButchB

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Is there a dword in the registry of Vista Home Premium 32bit that can be changed so my kids can't use Inprvate Browsing? I have found ways in Vista but it can easily be changed back by the kids.

Thanks,
Butch
 

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Gawd
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You can change it in GPEDIT. Elevated Command prompt, type GPEDIT.MSC, then

User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Internet Explorer / InPrivate

Turn off InPrivate Browsing: Enabled

Guess you could go to Computer Configuration/same path if you wanted to make the setting global.
 

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Home Premium doesn't have group policy.

Ah good point, just tested it on my laptop here but that's running Enterprise :)

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy\EnableInPrivateBrowsing

dword setting = 1 or missing allows InPrivate and 0 disables it.

That might work.
 
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ButchB

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I can follow all the way until Internet Explorer. I don't show this.

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy\EnableInPrivateBrowsing
No "Internet Explorer" shows in my version of Vista Home Premium 32bit. I am logged on as Admin. Is there something else I need to do to see the folder?

Thanks,
Butch
 

rxteenager

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You could also take a look at the DNS entries incase they delete the cookies after you disabled inprivate browsing. just open up the command prompt and do ipconfig /displaydns and go to any suspicious looking sites. Oh and I would just have a serious talk with them as well, if you need to take these extra measures they might be doing something that could potentially harm them emotionally or mentally.
 

bigdogchris

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You can add the keys and create it yourself if it's not there already. All GP edit does is modify registry entries.
 
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