Use the Favorites, Favorites Bar, and Feeds page in the IEAK 11 Wizard

The Favorites, Favorites Bar, and Feeds page of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK 11) Customization Wizard lets you add:

  • Links. Used so your employees can quickly connect with your important websites. These links can appear in the Links folder or on the Favorites Bar.

  • Web Slices. Used so your employees can subscribe to a section of a webpage, tracking information as it changes, such as for weather reports, stock prices, or the progress of an auction item.

  • Feeds. Used so your employees can quickly access your recommended RSS feeds. While you can’t import a folder of RSS feeds, you can add new links.

Although we provide default items in the Favorites, Favorites Bar, and Feeds area, you can remove any of the items, add more items, or add new folders and links as part of your custom package. The customizations you make on this page only apply to Internet Explorer for the desktop.

To work with Favorites

  1. To import your existing folder of links, pick Favorites, and then click Import.

  2. Go to your existing link folder, most likely in the <system_drive>\Users\<user_name>\Favorites folder, and then click OK.

    The links are imported and added to the Favorites, Favorites Bar, and Feeds page, beneath the Favorites folder.

  3. To add a new favorite link, pick Favorites, and then click Add URL.

    The Details box appears.

  4. Type the new link name in the Name box.

  5. Type the new URL in the URL box.

  6. Optionally, you can add a 16x16 pixel icon to your link by adding the location in the Icon box.

  7. Click OK.

  8. To add a new Favorites folder, pick Favorites, and then click Add Folder.

    The Details box appears.

  9. Type the folder name into the Name box, and then click OK.

  10. Click Edit to change any of your new information, Test URL to test each of your links to make sure they go to the right place, or Remove to delete a Favorites item.

  11. If you have multiple Favorites links, you can update their order in the list. Check the Add to the top of the list box, click the link you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down.

  12. Check the Disable IE Suggested Sites box to disable the Suggested Sites feature. By turning this on, your employees won’t receive suggested sites based on the sites that they visit.

  13. Continue with the next procedures in this topic to add additional Favorites Bar or RSS Feeds links, or you can click Next to go to the Browsing Options page or Back to go to the Accelerators page.

To work with the Favorites Bar

  1. To import your existing folder of links, pick Favorites Bar, and then click Import.

  2. Go to your existing link folder, most likely in the <system_drive>\Users\<user_name>\Favorites\Favorites Bar folder, and then click OK.

    The links are imported and added to the Favorites, Favorites Bar, and Feeds page, beneath the Favorites Bar folder.

  3. To add a new link to the Favorites Bar, pick Favorites Bar, and then click Add URL.

    The Details box appears.

  4. Type the new quick link name in the Name box.

  5. Type the new URL in the URL box.

  6. Optionally, you can add a 16x16 pixel icon to your link by adding the location in the Icon box.

  7. Pick whether your link is a simple Link, a Feed, or a Web Slice, and then click OK.

  8. Click Edit to change any of your new information, Test URL to test each of your links to make sure they go to the right place, or Remove to delete a Favorites Bar item.

  9. If you have multiple Favorites Bar links, you can update their order in the list. Check the Add to the top of the list box, click the link you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down.

  10. Check the Disable IE Suggested Sites box to disable the Suggested Sites feature. By turning this on, your employees won’t receive suggested sites based on the sites that they visit.

  11. Continue with the next procedures in this topic to add additional Favorites or RSS Feeds links, or you can click Next to go to the Browsing Options page or Back to go to the Accelerators page.

To work with RSS Feeds

  1. To add a new link to the RSS Feeds, pick Favorites Bar, and then click Add URL.

    The Details box appears.

  2. Type the new link name in the Name box.

  3. Type the new URL in the URL box, and then click OK.

  4. Click Edit to change any of your new information, Test URL to test each of your links to make sure they go to the right place, or Remove to delete a RSS Feeds item.

  5. If you have multiple RSS Feeds links, you can update their order in the list. Check the Add to the top of the list box, click the link you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down.

  6. Check the Disable IE Suggested Sites box to disable the Suggested Sites feature. By turning this on, your employees won’t receive suggested sites based on the sites that they visit.

  7. Continue with the next procedures in this topic to add additional Favorites or Favorites Bar links, or you can click Next to go to the Browsing Options page or Back to go to the Accelerators page.