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We use W2K AD domain policy to set our IE proxy server settings. Until recently we use ISA Server 2000 locally on one of our servers, but have now changed to an off site url for the proxy. Most of the time users log on and get the correct settings, but sometimes the old settings reappear! I have uninstalled the ISA Server software so where can this be coming from?

We don't have "automatically detect" enabled. Sometimes you can untick the incorrect proxy settings, reboot, and it comes good, but sometimes everthing is greyed out and we have to use regedit to clear out the incorrect settings. All the DC servers are synced and all have the correct settings so I'm baffled as to where the wrong settings are coming from !!
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hmm.. try making a policy disable the old policy , then have a policy later enable it.  I think once all clients are switched over it will be corrected.
Its not spiratic on the same pc's is it?  

also what if you forward the DNS to the extrnal host
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Thanks for your response. Not sure how I would make a policy to disable - it only allows for enabling in the GP Proxy Settings.

I don't know what spiratic means but on the same pc it can be ok on one user's logon but not another.

Our dns is internal except for our web site and mail settings which are done on an external host. I can't make any changes to this setup
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I've just realised what you probably mean - put the settings so that there's no proxy, then later re-enable it. I'll give this a try!
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by:Eric
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hehe I spell wrong because I say things wrong.

spiratic=sporadic  :D

meaning... does it work sometimes with the same user, and not other times.

also try putting a logon script in the problematic GPO.

make it say

net send "yourcomputername" %username% GPO success on %computername%


it will give you a popup window on your pc if the script is executing.  Or simply put a pause in it, so it will stay visable.

and you can confirm its running

IE:

@echo Applied GPO Test
@echo If you see this message the client has successfuly applied GPO "GPO Name"
pause



Just ideas for troubleshooting.  
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Bah....
did my suggestion work?
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Had to pay Microsoft to investigate this one. Turned out to be a synch error on one of the DCs
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ahh.. been there.

Were you able to repair it or did they make you reload the servers?

They tried to get me to reload, but I said no, then suddenly they came up with a solution :)
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This was the gist of the registry hack:

HKey Local Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTFRS\Parameters\Backup\Restore\ProcessatStartup. If there is not an entry forBurflags create one, edit, menu,new dword value, Burflags, OK. If there is one, r-click, modify, type d2 in value data box, OK.

The net stop NTFRS, net start NTFRS.
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