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Remove addressbar, toolbar and searchbar in IE

Started by Nando Lutgerink , 08 August 2008 - 11:39 AM
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Nando Lutgerink Members

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:39 AM

Hi all,

at a site overhere the team publishes a lockeddown IE.exe from where they removed the toolbar and addressbar and so on to give a webbased application to their users but some links openup a new IE-window and then they have normal access with addressbar and toolbars because then the normal IEXPLORER.exe is opened.

Now i know i can "Lock down" IE so that i can disable toolbars, hide menu's but is there a way to remove the addressbar?

thanks in advance

Marco Hartmann Members

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:00 PM

You can open the iexplore.exe with the command line parameter -k and the corresponding url.


Kind regards marco

venkat mannava Members

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions

Create a New DWORD value with Value name=NoAddressBar and Value data=1

This should remove the AddressBar from IE


Nando Lutgerink Members

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:32 AM

Kioskmode is no option, because when a link opens in a new window all bars are availeble.

the regkey does not work for me

Jarian Gibson CTP Member

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:05 PM

Here is a vb script you can publish and will launch IE in a locked down mode.

Set oIE1 = WScript.CreateObject ("InternetExplorer.Application")

oIE1.Navigate "http://www.yahoo.com"
oIE1.Visible = 1
oIE1.AddressBar = 0
oIE1.StatusBar = 0
oIE1.ToolBar = 0
oIE1.MenuBar = 0

Robert Chambers Members

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:44 PM

Create a removeaddressbar.reg file and paste the following in it. I verified it on IE 7 and 8

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Int ernet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions]

Carlos Guzman Members

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:50 AM

Thank you for taking the time to post this script. It's great! It saved me so much time.

Carlos Guzman Members

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:52 PM


Do you know how to call the 32 version of Internet Explorer on a 64 bit system? When I use your script it calls the 64bit version only.

Thank you in advance for your help.

- Carlos.

Carlos Guzman Members

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:03 AM

This is a great script the problem is that when I call it using %windir%\SysWOW64\wscript it does not show under the "Applications" header in the CDS Console. It shows as "Application not runnin" under the "Application State" header in the CDS Console. We are running Xen App 6.5. All other apps show up correctly.

Has anybody else out there had this issue or any ideas on how to fix it.

Thank you in advance for your help.

* Carlos.

Harinarayanan S Members
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Harinarayanan S
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:31 AM

Hi Folks,

I'm new to Citrix and XenApp and this is my first post here.

Just wanted to check writing that vb script is working on only active window that it opens. from that window if I ctrl+click on any link it open fresh window with all functionality. Can this be restricted in any way without modifying registry?

We really need to lock the address bar of IE 8 that we are publishing through XenApp 6.5 feature pack 1.

Thank you,

Chaitucck Members
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Chaitanya Chinthagumpala
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:50 AM


Carlos Guzman

i am also trying to use VBS to run IE, it always open with x64 and doesend show the application properties in Xenapp center. did you find a fix?


Chaithanya C

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Chaitanya Chinthagumpala
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:04 AM

Harinarayanan S

 HI, Harinarayanan


are you publishing IE or any application which runs through IE?. If you want to just one single windows you can restrict by application property  (application property --> limit -->check allow only one instance )

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Vincent Sieh
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

Hi, Jarian #5,


Your script works great in 2003R2/XenApp 4.5. In 2008R2/XenApp 6.5 environment, The active session won't show in "Application" of AppCenter. Here is an article talking about the issue related to Microsoft. http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX139195


I wonder if you can revise the script with 

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Return = WshShell.Run("iexplore.exe http://www.google.com", 1)