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If the Security Zones for Internet Explorer are managed by my system administrator, the list of Trusted Sites is disabled and I cannot scroll through the list. Is there a way I can view the full list of Trusted Sites?

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In the , perform a search for a URL that is known to be trusted. This should get you to the relevant key where you can see all of the others.

On my Windows 7 installation, the path appears to be HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMapKey, which is slightly different from this answer.

The key should contain several string values with a name indicating the URL and numeric data indicating the zone, one of the following by default.

  • 0 = My Computer
  • 1 = Local Intranet Zone
  • 2 = Trusted sites Zone
  • 3 = Internet Zone
  • 4 = Restricted Sites Zone
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Mine are all under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –  Richard Collette Sep 26 '14 at 18:03

Try this:

  • Start -> type gpedit.msc -> hit Enter
  • navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page
  • in the right-hand panel, double-click on the Site to Zone Assignment List option, then click Show...
  • trusted sites are the ones with 2 in the Value column (1 = Intranet, 3 = Internet, 4 = Restricted)

If that doesn't work (that option is set to "Not Configured" or the list is empty), try the same, except instead of Computer Configuration, start with User Configuration.

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Both of these settings are "Not Configured" and the lists are empty. –  JustinStolle Apr 18 '12 at 22:33

I came up with the following solution, I hope others will find it useful as well.

I have limited rights, only local, not enough to open and view GPEDIT on AD level.

So, what I did, and works, is to open a command prompt (as Admin) and run the command:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>GPResult /V /SCOPE Computer /H c:\temp\stuff.txt

Then perform a search e.g. for the "ZoneMapKey"

C:\WINDOWS\system32>find "ZoneMapKey" c:\temp\stuff.txt >> c:\temp\sites.txt

Keep in mind there are other keys that might require your attention, like the "approvedactivexinstalsites"...

You will have an output like:

KeyName: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMapKey\https://www.wesayso.com

Clean it up (I use Excel, use the \ as seperator and be done with it) and you will have a great list.

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I tried this but got an error "ERROR: Invalid Syntax. Options /U, /P, /R, /V, /Z cannot be specified along with /X, /H." –  Kidburla Mar 18 at 15:39

Depends upon your firm whether the list is under HKLM or HKCU. Here's a quick Powershell command to get the list

$(get-item "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMapKey").property

$(get-item "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMapKey").property

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+1: This is the only solution which worked for me! Thanks! –  Kidburla Mar 18 at 15:41

My key was located here (in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, not HKEY_CURRENT_USER)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMapKey

I could right-click "ZoneMapKey" and choose "Export"

This .reg file can be opened in Notepad to view (and search) the text contents.

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From powershell:

Get-itemproperty "hkcu:\Software\policies\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\ZoneMapKey"
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Can you explain this answer/flesh it out a bit more for those who don't know PS as well? –  studiohack Feb 10 at 16:13

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