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Chapter 21. Implementing Windows Vista’s... > Adding and Removing Zone Sites

Adding and Removing Zone Sites

Three of these zones—Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted Sites—enable you to add sites. To do so, follow these steps:

Select the zone you want to work with and then click Sites.

If you selected Trusted Sites or Restricted Sites, skip to step 4. Otherwise, if you selected the Local Intranet zone, you see a dialog box with four check boxes. The Automatically Detect Intranet Network check box activates by default, and this tells Vista to detect intranets automatically, which should be fine in most cases. If you want more detailed control, deactivate that check box to enable the other three:

  • Include All Local (Intranet) Sites Not Listed in Other Zones— When activated, this option includes all intranet sites in the zone. If you add specific intranet sites to other zones, those sites aren’t included in this zone.

  • Include All Sites That Bypass the Proxy Server— When this check box is activated, sites that you’ve set up to bypass your proxy server (if you have one) are included in this zone.

  • Include All Network Paths (UNCs)— When this check box is activated, all network paths that use the Universal Naming Convention are included in this zone. (UNC is a standard format used with network addresses. They usually take the form \\server\resource, where server is the name of the network server and resource is the name of a shared network resource.)

To add sites to the Local Intranet zone, click Advanced.

Type the site’s address in the Add This Website to the Zone text box and then click Add.


When typing an address, you can include an asterisk as a wildcard character. For example, the address http://*.microsoft.com adds every microsoft.com domain, including www.microsoft.com, support.microsoft.com, windowsupdate.microsoft.com.

If you make a mistake and enter the wrong site, select it in the Websites list and then click Remove.

Two of these dialog boxes (Local Intranet and Trusted Sites) have a Require Server Verification (https:) for All Sites In This Zone check box. If you activate this option, each site you enter must use the secure HTTPS protocol.

Click OK.



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