Cannot change settings after apply  group policy

Posted on 2009-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Done something a bit stupid and cannot appear to put it right.
Used a group policy to force a proxy address for users and enabled cannot change.
i then put the admin username in the group policy so the proxy server is now pointing to itself and not the external proxy address it should redirect to. doh

I have removed the admin user from the group but when i do a gpupdate /force i still cannot access the proxy setttings in internet options, they are still greyed out?

I have checked and i have definatly removed the admin username form the group.
Any suggestions
Question by:kev-griggs
  • 5
  • 3
LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 24314665

Author Comment

ID: 24314799

Would this then allow me to set the proper proxy address afterwards?

LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 24314922
Yes it should, you couls also try a .reg file to set the details as below
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

"ProxyServer"="<your proxy IP address>:8080"



Open in new window


Author Comment

ID: 24315221
That key ProxyEnabled is already set to 1 with the wrong proxy in.
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails


Author Comment

ID: 24315427
just had a play with my settings, i set the ProxyEnable to 0 now the tick has gone from the use proxy but the settings are still filled out and greyed out.  Dont understand why proup policys are not removed.
Maybe i have to add the user back in to the group remove the cannot change settings in group policy, just dont want to make matters worse.
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

Brum07 earned 500 total points
ID: 24315924
You could try to add it back in the group, change the GP settings then remove them from the group and change back the GP settings.

If the proxy has no tick it should not matter if the address and port are filled in as it will not be using these because the use proxy is not ticked.

Have you tried rebooting?


Author Comment

ID: 24316023
ok as suggested i added the user (which is the domain admin user) back to the group, removed the cannot change proxy setting, went back onto the server done a gpupdate /force and all was back to normal, ie i could enter the correct proxy settings,  i removed admin again from the group,  added the cannot change proxy settings, logged back onto the server done a gpupdate /all and it added the incorrect proxy again.  
I have not tried restarting i will have to wait till the morning as this is a server.

Author Comment

ID: 24323377

Reboot did the trick after removing the user from the policy
Many thanks for your help

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now