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Lock Proxy Server Settings in IE7 From User Change

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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I want to set up a group policy to stop a user from changing the Proxy Server
setting in IE. We are using IE version 7.

The setting needs to have the "Use a proxy server for..." box ticked but the
user "Bypasses..." the box unticked.

I have put the user in their own sub OU.
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Top Expert 2008
Commented:
use thsi gpo to prevent changing

User --> administive templates --> Internet Explorer --> 'Disable changing proxy settings'

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Will this change it for every user?
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Top Expert 2013
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Yes if you just make sure the group policy applies to the users in question.

Since you already have the users in a separate OU then you can link the group policy to that OU.


The path above missed windows components, just want to put that because EE comes up on google searches a lot


User Configuration | Administrative template | Windows Components | Internet Explorer

I'm included a screen shot of the "explain" tab of the policy for more information

Thanks
Mike
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Top Expert 2008

Commented:
ONLY WILL CHANGE IT FOR THE USERS YOU SIT IN THE ou WHICH YOU APPLY THE gpo TOO

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slam69 no caps please, I can't focus otherwise.

Ok in order to avoid confusion this is the way I understand it so far.

- Applying Proxy Settings to the OU affects only the users in it.

- Applying  administrative templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> 'Disable changing proxy settings' will affect all users in the Diomain, correct?

Top Expert 2008

Commented:
thats correct and thats how you can apply different policies to different user groups by employing defined OU structures within your AD

any users who are domain or local admins will still be able to get round the policy but they should be the users who need to anyway or they shouldnt have those access rights in the first place
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Top Expert 2013

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It will affect all users in the domain if you apply (link it)  it at the domain level.
Thanks
Mike
Top Expert 2008

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well yeah thats why you only apply it at the ou level sorry should havemade that clear

cheers mike

Jay
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