How do I -- preferably at a machine or registry level -- disable storing temporary internet files, either altogether or for a specific service account?
We utilize software that does some web scraping for us 1.
As this software scrapes, it utilizes the WebBrowser control which uses IE (not my preference either.)
As a result, temporary internet files fill up very quickly.
Rather, that We're looking for a way at a machine level (or as a registry setting for that service account's user) to disable those files continuing to exist beyond a browser session.
We'd like to do this without resorting to private mode or something along those lines.
Progress So far:
I found this article which references
Internet Settings\Cache and a
Persistent DWORD with a value of
0 to keep the cache empty. However, after attempting this in the registry for our service account's SID and for HKLM, it did not appear to have an effect; the temporary internet files still grew.
1 (it's legitimately for our clients, no spammy stuff -- promise!)