IE8 Registry Edit for All Users

Microsoft Windows xp registry guide
July 31, 2009 at 08:03:22
Specs: Windows XP
Hello - I'm stuck on how to solve this problem.
I am an administrator for a computer lab and I
need to add a registry string to IE8 for all
users. A computer in our lab could have up to
30 people logging in a day with their own

The registry edit is a simple fix that edits the
title bar at the top of IE8 (recommending they
use Firefox ;-) ) This is simple to edit for my
account under
Explorer>Main - and the string is added there.

However, this folder doesn't exist under HKLM
at all, therefore the fix is only for my account.

Is there a folder in local_machine that this fix
would work on for all users?

Another thing I have tried with no luck is to
have the .reg edit (which edits the current_user) run automatically when the
user logs on, but I'm not entirely sure of the
process for doing that..

Any help is much appreciated!

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July 31, 2009 at 08:27:47
Just to clarify, there IS a "Main" folder for Internet Explorer in the
LOCAL_MACHINE as well as CURRENT_USER, however, when
I add the string to this folder, it doesn't work, as it does for the

Thanks for any help

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August 16, 2009 at 20:00:45
If you edited it for one user then loaded their NTUSER.DAT under HKEY_USER and exported that registry, you could then import it into the default user NTUSER.DAT and any new users who logon would pull that setting.
It's similar to how MS recommends for adding printers or default printer for all users:

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