Group Policy & cached credentials question

Posted on 2004-11-04
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Hi, I have a quick question.  We have a Windows Server 2003 domain and within group policy I have set a proxy server for browser access and also disabled the changing of the proxy settings.  This then obviously greys out the option to remove or change the settings and forces users through the proxy for internet access.  The problem comes when laptop users logon to the their machines at home or at client sites (my boss being one) using cached domain credentials and need to change the proxy settings for whatever reason.  Is there a way to allow them to do this still using their cached logon, or do I need to set up a local user account for each and therefore they have 2 profiles, one domain and one local?  Many thanks, Al
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    First off all, i would always suggest adding a local account, this way you can make them local admins, else laptop users will keep on complaining they cannot work at home ;) Second, you can do this using GPO, but you would first need to create two OU's and then set the GPO that disables chaning the proxy settings to all workstations and add another GPO to the OU where you place all laptops and give them permissions to change the proxy settings... Then, you should be good to go..

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