Crowbar, on 07 November 2011 - 01:15 PM, said:
That option is most likely greyed out because of a group policy set by the network administrator and it would have to be changed by the network administrator.
I am the network administrator at my job, I can (almost) definitely say that this is what happened. Pretty much every thing that Crowbar said above is correct.
Of course, every company is different in the lengths they go to monitor their employees. While we do actively monitor what employees do, I personally don't care what anybody does, as long as they don't visit a shady site and get their machine's infected. Some of my coworkers would love to block many of the local news sites and facebook and reddit and all the other sites that people like to visit, but I think they should all be allowed to visit those sites. The way I see it, if your employee is meeting their deadlines, coming up with ideas to move the company forward and/or not screwing anything up.. then I don't see what the big deal is. Unfortunately, not all employers feel the same way.
As Crowbar said, try to avoid any sites that may or may not alert your network administrator. Good luck to you.