How to define proxy server for SYSTEM account?

Posted on 2006-05-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-23

My application is as a service under system account. It takes proxy setting from [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] and SYSTEM user does not have this information.
The question is how can I cause that my application (i.e. SYSTEM) will "know" what's the proxy?
Question by:netformx
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    Accepted Solution

    The System account uses the settings from HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    Author Comment

    So, if I want service works thouth proxy I need to change registry (add ProxyServer key)?
    Is this the common  (or hucker) solution?  
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    Expert Comment

    The better solution is to provide an interface that allows the user to set the proxy settings for this application. Another possibility is to run the service under a user account, and configure this account to use the proxy the service needs.

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