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Get proxy settings of remote user

Posted on 2004-09-23
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Anyone know how to get the proxy settings of the current user of a remote PC ?

- the user does not have access to LAN Settings (GPO greys it out) for users

I have full permission in AD & on the PC's

Someone suggested getting it from the remote registry, but haven't been able to find it, and you need the users SID.
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You can use WMI to retrieve data from remote machines.  The following example is a WSH VBScript to retrieve and display the ProxyServer reg value from MyComputer:

const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
strComputer = "MyComputer"
Set StdOut = WScript.StdOut
Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _
        strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"
strValueName = "ProxyServer"
oReg.GetStringValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, strValueName, strValue
msgbox "Proxy server: " & strValue

This was adapted from the TechNet script center script repository (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/scriptcenter/registry/default.mspx).
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