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Disable or Grey out proxy settings on a per user basis

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Can someone tell me how to disable a particular user from changing the proxy settings in IE 6?
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by:TOPIO
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Hi ITHelper80,
Are you familiar with changing group policies?

Cheers!
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simsjrg earned 400 total points
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On that machine go to:

Start > Run > gpedit.msc

When the console comes up navigate to:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer

once there locate "disable changing proxy settings" and set it to "Enabled"
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by:gonzal13
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simsrg, my friend
I think you meant to disable changing proxy setting not enable proxy settings.

Have a nice day

Joe
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by:simsjrg
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gonzal13: My response does just that. You need to enable the policy that disables the user from making the changes.
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by:johanvz1
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Hi,

Simsjrg your completely right easiest way still would be to create it as a group policy and create a group on the network and and all users which needs this to the group or vice versa then he can just and remove people on a per user basis.

Rgds,

Johan
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by:simsjrg
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Yes johanvz1 you are correct and I agree totally with using domain policies. I am not sure of his current network setup/config and he stated only a particular user which is easy enough to manage via local group policy
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by:ITHelper80
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Thanks simsjrg thats what I was looking for.....In my enviroment I have to touch each PC to get this done. If you can provide me with a reg key or some other way to help automate this process I will up the points to 400 or if its someone new I will give them 275 points. Thanks guys/gals!
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by:simsjrg
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Simply copy the contents of C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy or C:\WINNT\system32\GroupPolicy from the machine that has this policy enabled to the new machine and reboot the machine you copied the folder to. The new machine will have the same policies set on the one you copied the directory from.

Note 1: GroupPolicy is a hidden folder

Note 2: You cannot copy the policy from a 2000 machine to XP or the other way around.
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by:Walter Padrón
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Hi ITHelper80,

Copy the text below to a file [ie: proxy.reg] and import on your computers

cheers,
Walter
---------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
"Proxy"=dword:00000001
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by:simsjrg
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wpadron very nice.
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by:ITHelper80
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Thanks walter for your tip I think that would be the easiest method, I wish I could give you points but  you must have submitted this as I was approving simsjrg suggestions because I didnt see your post until after I approved his. Sorry about that
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by:Walter Padrón
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No problem. I'm glad to help you.

cheers,
Walter
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