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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Managing Internet Explorer Security Zones

Internet Explorer security zones play an important role in ensuring the security of Windows Vista systems. You can use security zones to restrict or permit access to specific types of Web content, including ActiveX controls and plug-ins, file and font downloads, Java applets, and scripts. You can also use security zones to control the types of actions users can perform while viewing Web content. For example, you can enable launching of programs within an internal browser frame, known as an IFRAME, but disable installation of desktop items.

Group Policy can be used to manage security zones in several ways. You can set policies that control the user actions with regard to security zones and customize the ...

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