Hello, I have a series of laptops that I need to block access to all URLs and only allow access to one. These laptops are not joined to an AD domain so I downloaded the … (read more)
Hello, I have a series of laptops that I need to block access to all URLs and only allow access to one. These laptops are not joined to an AD domain so I downloaded the ADMX templates and copied them to c:\windows\policydefinitions. I ran gpedit.msc and added <all_urls> to the Blocked Websites policy and then added the specific URL to the Exceptions to Blocked Websites policy. However I am unable to access the allowed URL as Firefox is blocking it, despite having the URL defined in the exceptions policy.
I have added various other URLs to the exceptions policy like https://www.msn.com, https://www.yahoo.com, and https://www.mozilla.org, and all are blocked. I have tried different match patterns in the blocked policy and none blocked any URL, which I didn't expect them to anyway. I tried these patterns:
*://*.*.* https://*.*.* http://*.*.* *
Also in my testing I added https://www.yahoo.com to the block policy, did not enable the exceptions policy and found Firefox did not block that site, which makes zero sense. Am I missing something? I was able to do something similar to this in Chrome with its ADMX templates copied locally to a non-domain joined PC, and it worked flawlessly.