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Adding Website to Trusted Sites While Testing

Created: 03 Dec 2012 • Updated: 03 Dec 2012 | 3 comments
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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.

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HK101's picture

We do this via GPO. However for testing this is very useful.

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Ambesh_444's picture

Really useful

Thank& Regards,


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CableGuy41's picture

Reboot is not really necessary for testing purposes.


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