IE8 Virtual Layer - Custom IE Settings
I have a virtual IE8 layer that works perfect on Windows XP with IE7 installed.
For a POC that i'm working on am I trying to restrict the IE8 experience to prevent users from navigating away from a predetermined URL that i have set with the virtual layer.
I have added the following registry entries to the virtual layer
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions\NoCommandBar DWORD(1)
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions\NoNavBar DWORD (1)
HKEY_USERS\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\AlwaysShowMenus DWORD (0)
HKEY_USERS\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (http://www.symantec.com)
On opening the IE8 layer I get the effect I'm after. The layer opens with the start page and no address bar or menu system.
Problem is when I open up my base install of IE7 some of the effects from the restrictions on IE8 layer have been applied to the IE7 session.
On inspection of my registry I can see the above regkeys within HKLM\_SWV_Layer_1 as expected. But the first 2 registry entries have "bled" through to the OS registry, ie HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions which are obviously been applied when IE7 opens.
I tried moving the 2 HKLM regkeys into the HKEY_USERS portion of the virtual layer registry and, although I get the desired outcome within my IE8 virtual layer the toolbar restrictions are applied within the OS again, albeit within the HKCU portion.
Any pointers would be massively appreciated.
PS I am aware of the Browser Selection Object but looking as options without this atm.