To configure these settings, follow these steps:
1: Open the Group Policy Editor.
2: Select the User Configuration node.
3: Click Administrative Template.
4: Click Windows Components.
5: Click Internet Explorer.
With the Internet Explorer node selected, the Details pane is flooded with controls for Internet Explorer. About halfway down the list, you will see these three settings: Disable Changing Temporary Internet Files And Settings, Turn Off Delete Browsing History Functionality, and Disable Configuring History.
>> Enabling the Turn Off Delete Browsing History Functionality setting. Internet Explorer 7 disallows users to delete their browsing history. If you disable this policy, users will be able to delete their browsing history.
>> Enabling the Disable Configuring History policy. This prevents users from clearing the history manually or changing the number of days after which the browser history will be cleared. This policy will prompt you to supply a value for the number of days that Internet Explorer should keep the history. If you disable this policy, users will be able to change these settings.
Note: In IE 6, browser history and temporary Internet files are separate; in IE 7, they are grouped together under the Browsing History section.
Author: Derek SchaulandCategory: Windows Server 2003, IE7