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Setting up a "Trusted Site" in Internet Explorer
On a Windows XP computer that has or has been upgraded to Service Pack 2, the security settings
in Internet Explorer are set at a much higher level than was previously the case. As a result, some
of the sites that we use every day may not work correctly under XP-SP2, until Internet Explorer is told to
"trust" these sites.
Sites which may exhibit this kind of problem include:
- Library Online (One Time Patron Administration)
- County database functions (co.marin.ca.us)
- Trend Officescan for installs (https://10.230.10.44)
- Vendor sites such as Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, etc.
So, to add a site to the Trusted list:
- Open Internet Explorer
- Open "Tools," "Internet Options," and click on the "Security" tab
- Click on the green "Trusted Sites" icon
- Click on the button labeled "Sites"
- Uncheck the box about "Require server verification (https:)..." as some sites won't be https:
- Put the site you want to trust into the "Add this site..." box, and click on the Add button.
- Click on "OK" and then on "OK" once more to close all of the dialog boxes.
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Last modified Feb. 11, 2004