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Automatically detect intranet network?

Posted by Steven Kennedy on March 25, 2009

With IE7, and presumably IE8, Microsoft changed some things. One of which was a setting called ‘Automatically detect intranet network’ which seems to have had an effect on users when they access SharePoint sites.

It would seem that with the ‘Automatically detect intranet network’ check box checked, which happens by default, under ‘Tools.Internet Options.Security.Local Intranet.Sites’. Microsoft defines a local (intranet) site as one who’s name does not include a period ‘.’. As most of our SharePoint sites have URL’s that include periods these would be considered Internet sites, not Intranet site. They would therefore have the more restrictive IE security settings applied.

By un-checking the ‘Automatically detect intranet network’ box and instead checking the three sub boxes, as shown below, it removes this limitation and should now pickup Intranet sites that are listed under the ‘Advanced’ button.





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