I know part of it is to create an extra key in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones (or more simply, export zone 2 and rename it, such as zone 5)... however, even when I duplicate the Trusted Sites zone (2), any sites I put in the new zone do not work properly, even though they work fine under Trusted Sites. Also, in the Security settings tab, the zone shows up named "Your Computer" (not to be confused with the hidden "My Computer" zone). It has the icon I've set, but the name and description don't seem to be taking.
The registry file I exported/reimported starts as follows:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\11] @="" "DisplayName"="My Zone" "Description"="All your base are belong to us." "Icon"="inetcpl.cpl#1307" "CurrentLevel"=dword:00000000 "Flags"=dword:00000043 "1200"=dword:00000000
The icon I've specified shows up, but instead of "My Zone" it says "Your Computer", and where the description should be when the zone is selected, it's just blank below the name.
Am I missing something to make the new zone fully functional, or is IE8 just bugged? While I'm targeting WinXP machines (making some custom web-based tools at work), I have been able to duplicate both these behaviors (zone security settings not applying, and the zone name/etc not showing properly) on IE8/Win7. I was also able to duplicate it on a fresh WinXP/IE6 install in a virtual machine.