Configuring IE for first-time users
This first question pertains to Windows 2000 and XP. How do I set up a user with only user rights but still allow them to run software installed on the system correctly (for example, Office spell check)? Also, on Windows 2000, how do I set up IE so it is configured for all users that log in? Presently, they have to configure it the first time they use it.
The privilege issues with Microsoft Word resolution may depend on the version of Word and how it was installed. Read this discussion
on the topic to see how to resolve it. You may need to uninstall and install Word using a different method.
As for your question about setting up IE, you can deploy IE per your company's standard using the Internet Explorer Administration Kit. This kit allows you to determine exactly what will happen when IE is first run, including the ability to configure everything for the user.
This was first published in March 2005