Proxy settings are blank in IE7 when applying GPO

Posted on 2008-09-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have XP machines that are using a proxy set by group policy.  When the policy applies, it ticks the box for (Use a proxy server...) but, it leaves the server address blank and doesn't change the port.  It ends up using its auto config.  I have client side extensions installed since I am using the new Internet Settings in Windows Server 2008.  All other policies work fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:feenyx360
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ID: 22598786
proxy settings in IE7 are set per machien not per user. Am i right in saying the setting applies fine if you use IE6?

take a look here for how to disable the per machine setting and make it per user

Author Comment

ID: 22598972
Well I got it to work by using Internet Explorer Maintenance settings instead.  I could not locate the policy path in GPMC though.
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ID: 22599740
I dont understand what you mean? you are already applying teh proxy settings via gpo you just need to create an adm template and add the setting featured in the above article into the adm

Author Comment

ID: 22607285
Well my solution quit working.  Something is overriding the settings.  Now the proxy settings are set and grayed out.  However it still isn't using the proxy.  I tried that group policy setting you linked to and it didn't work either.
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slam69 earned 500 total points
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enable the check box marked use proxy

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