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Resource to manage Windows Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration #9139
Core Chef Resource Checklist
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Describe the resource:
Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is a setting which is used to allow internet explorer to work on a server.
it would work like this:
there would also be a scope of
Why should this be included out of the box?:
if you need to remote into the server and browse the internet this normally needs changing
What operating systems would it run on?
Windows Server 2012+
Current cookbook implementation:
Not that I am aware of
Can We Help You Implement This?:
Tell me what I should name the resource, its a bit of a mouthful currently
This feels like a very specialized use case that should just be handled with a registry_key resource.
If there's a feature here, it should be much more generalized. So if you wanted to create something more like:
windows_ie_config "whatever" do enhanced_security_admin false enhanced_security_user true end
But that would need to implement an API which wrapped the setting of IE config generally, and should probably be prototyped in a cookbook first.
This one use case is way too highly specialized to add yet another resource, and even more documentation to maintain and for users to have to thumb through to find the thing that they actually want.
Happy to close but this is not an ie setting inside internet explorer per say, it is actually a setting within server manager on windows, hence the thoughts
Did you still think it is worth closing this issue in favour of an ie settings cookbook?
Thanks for looking
I don't know what the best abstraction would be, but the abstraction at this level is way too fine for a chef resource. It is literally just a thin wrapper around two registry keys. It needs to offer something more useful. Either something wrapping server manager, or something wrapping IE, at a more comprehensive level, whatever logically makes sense to those trying to solve problems in the domain.