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Internet Explorer Settings Are Not Saved or Are Unavailable


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This article was previously published under Q166390

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Symptoms

Changes to any of the Internet Explorer settings in the Options dialog box may not be retained, or some or all of the settings may be unavailable.

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Cause

Automatic Configuration is enabled in Internet Explorer.

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Resolution

To disable Automatic Configuration, use the following steps:

Internet Explorer 3.02

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Options on the View menu.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Automatic Configuration.
  4. Clear the URL box.

    NOTE: This setting may be used by a system or network administrator to automatically configure your installation of Internet Explorer and may contain settings that should not be changed. If you are not sure, see your system or network administrator before changing this setting.
  5. Click OK.
NOTE: The URL box can be disabled to prevent users from changing settings that have been preset or disabled for security or administrative purposes. If the URL box is unavailable, see your administrator.

Internet Explorer 4.0, 4.01

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the View menu.
  2. Click the Connection tab.
  3. Click Configure.
  4. Clear the URL box.

    NOTE: This setting may be used by a system or network administrator to automatically configure your installation of Internet Explorer and may contain settings that should not be changed. If you are not sure, see your system or network administrator before changing this setting.
  5. Click OK, and then click OK.
NOTE: The URL box can be disabled to prevent users from changing settings that have been preset or disabled for security or administrative purposes. If the URL box is unavailable, see your administrator.

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Article Info
Article ID : 166390
Revision : 5
Created on : 6/5/2007
Published on : 6/5/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 241