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Windows 7: Internet Explorer Add-ons - Enable or Disable Add-On Manager



Internet Explorer Add-ons - Enable or Disable Add-On Manager

How to Enable or Disable Managing Internet Explorer Add-ons
Published by Brink
23 May 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Managing Internet Explorer Add-ons

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This will allow you to enable or disable all or specific users to have the ability to enable or disable Toolbars and Extensions add-ons through the Internet Explorer Add-On Manager in Windows.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Internet Explorer Add-On Manager Enabled and Disable
Internet Explorer Add-ons - Enable or Disable Add-On Manager-enabled.jpgInternet Explorer Add-ons - Enable or Disable Add-On Manager-disabled.jpg




OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download

NOTE: This option will affect all users.
1. To Enable Users to Manage Internet Explorer Add-ons
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Manage_Internet_Explorer_Add-ons.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable Users from Managing Internet Explorer Add-ons
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Manage_Internet_Explorer_Add-ons.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. If open, close all instances Internet Explorer and reopen one to apply the change.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.
2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Internet Explorer. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer Add-ons - Enable or Disable Add-On Manager-gpedit-1.jpg
3. In the right pane of Internet Explorer, double click/tap on Do not allow users to enable or disable add-ons to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable Users to Manage Internet Explorer Add-ons
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Users from Managing Internet Explorer Add-ons
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

8. If open, close all instances Internet Explorer and reopen one to apply the change.
That's it,
Shawn






23 May 2010   #1
kucing13

 

another useful knowledge for IE users BRINK. thumbs up

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2013   #2
mxchen

windows7 homw premium 64bit
 
 
Only one add-ons enable disable grey out

I cannot enable one of the add-ons, both enable and disable are grey out. other add-ons are working fine.
I reinstall it, disable anti-virus. Change file's security and other.. , not working.

I created a new user account, this add-one works normal in new account.
I could not figure out how to fix it in original account.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2013   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello mxchen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What add-on is this for?

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing the full screen for this to see if it may help ID an issue.
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02 Sep 2013   #4
mxchen

windows7 homw premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Brink.
It is AxSubmitControl Class. I attached the screenshot here.
Mxchen


Attached Thumbnails
Internet Explorer Add-ons - Enable or Disable Add-On Manager-manageadd-ons.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2013   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It does seems like managing IE add-ons may have been disabled. See if using step 1 in OPTION ONE of this tutorial may be able to help afterwards if you have not already.

You may need to log out and in or restart the PC if simply closing and reopening IE doesn't apply it.

If that still doesn't help, then export the two keys below from your registry and upload them. I'll take a look to see if there may be some other policy set that may be affecting this.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restriction

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2013   #6
mxchen

windows7 homw premium 64bit
 
 

The values both are 0.
All other add-ons are normal, I can enable or disable them
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Did you have any other entries at those registry locations?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2013   #8
mxchen

windows7 homw premium 64bit
 
 
Policy

No other entry


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoExtensionManagement"=dword:00000000


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoExtensionManagement"=dword:00000000


Attached Files
File Type: reg LocalMachinePolicy.reg (328 Bytes, 516 views)
File Type: reg CurrentUserPolicy.reg (326 Bytes, 496 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2013   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Even though they are set to zero, just as a test, use step 1 in OPTION ONE to delete these DWORD values since they should not be there by default, and restart the PC.

If that still doesn't help, then it may be easier to use the new account that it does work in instead.
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