Turn off proxy flag in IE using VBScript

Posted on 2008-06-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
In IE, if you go to tools> connections tab> Lan Settings - there's a flag at the bottom called "use a proxy server for your LAN .......) Is there a way in VBScript to turn that flag off?
Question by:Butterfield_Cayman
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sungenwang earned 200 total points
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Sure. The code below will turn it off.

Dim WshShell
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyEnable", 1, "REG_SZ"

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Author Comment

ID: 21832112
doesn't seem to work. I've found that key in the registry and it looks like the value is actually "0" to turn it off. But the code doesn't seem to be doing anything??
Any ideas?
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Expert Comment

ID: 21832184
Once you restart your browser, the change should take place.

Author Comment

ID: 21832569
figured it out, had to change a couple of settings in your code, but got it working, thanks mucho. Working code is attached.
points are yours though as I wouldn't of had a clue where to start otherwise.
Dim WshShell
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyEnable", 0, "REG_DWORD"

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