Adding Website to Trusted Sites While Testing
Recently we came across a web application [with desktop footprint] which requires the application website to be added to the Trusted Websites. We packaged the desktop footprint with Wise Package Studio. However during testing it was required to add the application website [Internal website - Infranet] to Trusted Sites. By adding the website to Trusted Sites, we allow application ActiveX installs correctly to the Standard Users. This activeX control is responsible for enabling EDIT document option.
We have achieved this by configuring a local policy. This article describes the process of adding to a particular website to Trusted Sites [via Group Policy Editor].
Step1: Start -> Run -> Type PEDIT.MSC and click OK button
Step2: This should open "Local Group Policy Editor". Browse through User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components
Step3: Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Select and double click on "Site to Zone Assignment List"
Step4: This should open up the following window. Click "Enabled" and then click on "Show..." button:
Step5: Add the taret URL under "Value Name" and set the "Value" as 2 [means Trusted]. Click OK button and close the Local Group Policy Editor.
Step6: Open commandprompt in administrator mode.
Step7: type the command GPUPDATE /FORCE
Step8: once the Group Policy update is successful then REBOOT the machine to apply new settings.
Now if you launch the website from Internet Explorer, the website should already be a Trusted Site.