I have several sites with different proxy server solutions, and some sites is using proxy. Some sites have their own proxy servers, other have governmental proxy servers.
Example of proxy settings below.
HTTP: Proxy1.emirates.net.ae 8080
Auto-config URL (.INS file) http://10.110.125.12/proxy.pac
Proxy settings is today deployed with policies in a geographical divided OU tree.
We are running Active Directory on Windows 2003 (root and sub common domain), DHCP on Windows server 2003, Clients are Windows 2003. We are using Checkpoint Firewall and secure Client VPN client, possibly upgrading it to Enpoint Security.
My challenge is that there is a lot of travelling users. When visiting a site there is currently only two options to deploy proxy settings.
1. Change the proxy settings on the client manually.
2. System administrator moves their account to the corresponding OU.
None of the above options is optimal. An option is of course to use site policies instead, but we have not done this, because when a user is leaving a site he might connect at another site (eg. airport, home office). When not getting an updated AD policy applied, the proxy settings remain set from the last time receiving an AD policy.
I am aware of the DHCP option 252, but have understood it cannot deploy direct proxy settings, like "HTTP: Proxy1.emirates.net.ae 8080", only Config URL's.
My question is how I can automatically deploy proxy settings for users wherever they are or at least on sites under my control, and with a clean proxy setting on sites not under my control.
PS! A possible way could be to create a config URL for eg. " HTTP: Proxy1.emirates.net.ae 8080", but don't know how and how to deploy it.
I am not familiar with proxy servers at all, so please bare over with me.
Questions to improve my questions is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.