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Switch proxy servers by script?

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Running IE6 on NT4, SP6.  Connect to the internet through the LAN.

Have access to two different LAN networks and for various reasons want to be able to switch between two different proxy servers in IE6 | Tools | Internet Options | Connections | LAN Settings | Proxy Server.

Have many users and want to make it easy for them to switch back and forth between the two proxy servers.  Some know how to go into the settings and make the change, others will never learn.  Is it possible to have this change done through a script or some other automatic method, so users can just double-click an icon to change their IE connection proxy server?
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by:afurman
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Have you got a DNS server for your LANs? You can add there static entry (A or CNAME) and point to the preffered proxy server.
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by:papercert
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D individual users need to switch back and forth or do you have Win9x clients that are used by multiple people each with different proxy server needs?
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No DNS server on the LAN.

Individuals need to switch back and forth.  Because of our location (in a foreign country) some web sites work best through one proxy server, others through a different proxy server.  The users know which type of web site they're goign to, and know when to switch, I would just like to make it easier for them.
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afurman earned 100 total points
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Ok, just make two *.reg files, for example proxy1.reg and proxy2.reg like below. Then place shortcuts to them on desktop.

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REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"ProxyServer"="proxy1.xxx.yyy:nnnn"

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xxx.yyy - your domain
nnnn - proxy port number
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by:musogat1
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Is it also possible to change the tick box for bypass proxy for local address?
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