I have a lot of toolbars that I want to remove,but some will not be removed since its enabled on the IE manage add-on screens. I want to disable them and remove it. I want to see if there is a script that can do this.

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  • I havent been able to find anny script for you.
    But i know a way to do it manually:
    1. Go to tools
    2. Select internet options.
    3. Click on programs tab
    4. Click on manage add ons.
    5. Click on the program and you can enable or disable it.
  • Sorry I shouold have said in Kace. I know how to turn it off in IE. I want Kace to do it remotely
  • Ok.
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I had blocked most toolbars from installing, but when I came in, the first thing I had to do was identify as many as I could and start to clean some of them out.  I went after those that you could uninstall from add/remove programs or through a scripted uninstall.  Next, the second thing may be more applicable. 

Most of the toolbars are located in:

 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar

You'd use a custom inventory rule to take a peek in there and use a registry delete to remove the bad toolbar.  Some options are:

VB registry delete: http://www.itninja.com/question/how-to-delete-registry-key-value-using-vbscript

Active Setup delete: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/appdeploy-articles-activesetup

or a script to set the key to an not active setting.

Wish I could help a bit more.


Answered 06/20/2013 by: gcarpenter
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  • I want KACE to turn off the Add-ons remotely
    • Gotcha. Then you'd want to see what the "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar" looks like without toolbars versus what it has with a toolbar or two. Setup a custom inventory rule that checks to make sure the registry matches the registry with no toolbars exactly, and if not, have a VB script run that changes the registry back to normal.

      Might be better for a GPO just to force every PC to flash this section of the registry.
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