Disable or Modify Java Permissions using Local Group Policy Editor

Previously discussed about how to disable the JavaScript on various browsers, here is the tutorial about how you can uninstall or disable Java or change its permissions using the Group Policy Editor in Windows 7 or Windows 8. The Java script allows you to display various cool features such as music, menus, etc. in the webpage you are visiting. Follow the tutorial here to disable Java using Windows Group Policy Editor.

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Often users don’t favour Java and like to disable them or want to make any changes in the permissions. Follow the tutorial to Disable or change Java Permissions.

Disable Java using Local Group Policy Editor

  • Go to start and open RUN dialog box
  • Type in gpedit.msc and hit enter
  • Now you will see Group Policy Editor Window opened in the screen
  • Next, navigate to the following location Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page\Internet Zone

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  • In the right pane of the window you will find the Java Permissions. Double-click on it to open its Policy Settings box. This is the policy setting where you can disable to manage permissions for Java applets

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  • On enabling the policy setting, you can select options from the drop-down box. Custom, to control permissions settings individually.
    • Low Safety enables applets to perform all operations.
    • Medium Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox, plus capabilities like scratch space and user-controlled file I/O.
    • High Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox. Disable Java to prevent any applets from running.
    • On disabling the policy setting, Java applets are disabled or cannot run.
    • Not configuring the policy setting, will set the permission to High Safety.
  • Set the policy settings according to your requirements, and lastly click Apply/OK and close the Window.

If you are one not favoring the Java or want to make any changes in Java permissions, then follow the steps described above.


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