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I need a small help to disable the protected mode in IE 8. Here is my scenario.

I have admin rights on my machine, but I am not able to disable Protected mode. When I Run IE as Administrator also, I could not able to disable it. When I asked our helpdesk, they said those options are enabled at the server side and they cannot override on machine. They asked me that I can try it myself. I am wondering is there any trick to do?

This is very important for me because I need to run Selenium Automation tool which I our application requires IE only. In order to run this tool I need to disable this Protected mode.

Please Help Me......

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group policy settings will override local settings. Don't think you can do anything about this – Sathya Apr 23 '12 at 10:05
Is this a company PC?? If yes, then your helpdesk might be telling you the truth.... Companies usually does this kind of stuff, to prevent employees from altering the settings.. – Vineet Menon Apr 23 '12 at 10:07
@Sathya, helpdesk tried using group policy settings by creating a new group, but it never worked. -Vineet:Yes this is company issed PC, but they are happy to help me for altering these settings. Do you think logging it as Administrator will work instead of my user name – Vikram Apr 23 '12 at 10:19
If they created a new group where was it in the AD tree? It might still be inheriting down the original settings. Try putting your pc in a seperate group and turning off inheritence, then only apply the essential GPO's without the IE policy (I'm assuming a lot here BTW) – Joe Taylor Apr 23 '12 at 10:30
@Joe, I can have that group policy settings privileges. Do you think editing the file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\CUSTOM\seczones.inf may help? I need only the Internet zone should be disabled. – Vikram Apr 23 '12 at 10:40

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