Group policy favorites not updating
We use group policy to push out a set of urls to our user's Internet Explorer favorites: User Configuration/Policies/Windows Settings/Internet Explorer Maintenance/URLs/Favorites and Links This has been working correctly for years, but now our newer systems running Windows 7 (with IE8) are not receiving the favorites.
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Summary This article describes how to implement Favorites settings by using Group policy Preference for Microsoft Internet Explorer 10on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows7.
I have Server 2012 r2, there is a GPO that redirects users folders. Now I have upgraded 6 clients at the moment but some are not picking up the folder redirection Group policy.
The folder redirection policy works fine on Windows 7.
The good news is that you can replace this functionality with combination of Administrative Templates, Group Policy Preferences and Group Policy Preferences Registry Keys.
While this sounds a little klunky I still definitely recommend stop using IE Maintenance as its days are well and truly over.
From a technical point of view, Microsoft Edge still uses its own database at %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.
Now obviously you don't want to make GPO's for every OU, unless you have say 3 OU's, then you probably could do that will little time invested. I disable the ability for them to see the settings in IE ...
The higher up the tree, think of the top as the default domain, it will override it.
It’s also worth remembering that since Internet Explorer 10 the Internet Explorer Maintenance has been removed from Group Policy.
If you have the option setting configured in a policy it will still apply but the UI to edit these policy settings is now removed on any computer with Internet Explorer 10 or greater installed.