14 Dec 05 8:01
You could prevent IE's Options from showing the General tab. Note that this is a 'per user' setting, not system-wide.
Copy the following into Notepad and save it as amend-ie-options.reg. Just double-click on the reg file and choose to import the settings. You may need to close and re-open IE for the change to take effect. The next time Internet Explorer's Options are opened, the 'General' tab will have disappeared.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
Note that the setting for 'GeneralTab' ends in 1, i.e. switched off. Change it so it ends in 0 to get the tab back or use the following, saved as 'remove-ie-options-restrictions.reg':
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
This will delete the restrictions. You will definitely need to close and re-open IE for the change to take effect.
Note that if you change the first reg file so all the settings end in 1 then IE's Options won't open at all... the user will just get a message informing them that an Administrator has disabled it.
Hope this helps...