?
Solved

IE and TCP/IP Profiles??

Posted on 2004-08-16
2
Medium Priority
?
238 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I am working on a project at work that requires me to setup 7 laptops. These laptops will be running XP Pro. The users will be logging in from their office (LAN) and also from home using broadband. They will log into our Netilla system (SSL/VPN) using broadband. My question is.... is there a way to configure the TCP/IP settings ie. DNS and WINS and the IE proxy settings according to how they are connected. ie. automatically detect, or the users chooses a connection. The reasons for this is that if they have our current DNS settings etc, obviously this will not work over the internet. I need an "easy" way for the users to be able to switch between locations without manually changing these settings as some of them are not PC literate.
I hope this is clear.
Regards
0
Comment
Question by:The-Joker
2 Comments
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 375 total points
ID: 11809768
This is what DHCP is for. However if you aren't using DHCP then look at the alternative IP settings in the properties of TCP/IP.
IE Proxy settings are a little more difficult. You may have to look at some kind of automatic configuration. I believe there is a way to get IE to look in a certain place for Proxy config settings. If it cannot find them then it reverts to manual. Take a look at the IE6 Admin Kit for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/techinfo/default.mspx

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:The-Joker
ID: 11819323
Thanks Sembee, I'd looked at ieak and thought it was a bit heavy for what I wanted to do. I knew about the auto discovery of DNS etc, but just wondered if there was a way to "Specify" IP info in these fields. Anyways this will do for the time being.
Thanks
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers …
I'm a big fan of Windows' offline folder caching and have used it on my laptops for over a decade.  One thing I don't like about it, however, is how difficult Microsoft has made it for the cache to be moved out of the Windows folder.  Here's how to …
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Planning to migrate your EDB file(s) to a new or an existing Outlook PST file? This video will guide you how to convert EDB file(s) to PST. Besides this, it also describes, how one can easily search any item(s) from multiple folders or mailboxes…

616 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question