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How to setup your Active Directory default website for all users.

If you're a System Administrator for the Active Directory (AD) and would like to setup a default website to all users workstation e.g. company website as everyone homepage.

Here's a quick procedure on how to accomplish this task:

  • Login to your Active Directory server
  • Click Start, Administrative Tools, Active Directory Users and Computers
  • In  Active Directory Users and Computers, select your domain network. ex. KING.NET.AD, right-click and select Properties
  • In your domain properties, select the Default Domain Policy, click Edit
  • In Group Policy Object Editor, under User Configuration, click Windows Settings
  • Double-click Internet Explorer Maintenance
  • Double-click URLs
  • Doubel-click Important URLS
  • In Important URLs page, put check on Customize Home page, and type your website URL address. For example, http://www.king.net
  • Click OK to save.
Now check this policy to one of your workstation in the domain network. Click the MS Internet Explorer, it will show the default URL address that you configured.
The user can change this URL address (home) while login to the network. But when they logoff and login back to the network, the default URL address will be set to default again.

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