Internet Explorer 8 and pac files (proxy auto configuration)

Posted on 2010-03-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I need to deploy a pac file using gpo. That seems to be no problem but Internet Explorer 8 just won't take any pac file. I tried lots of pac files and IE8 won't use them.

The one I'm using (see code snippet) works ok with Mozila Seamonkey but not IE.

Even calling the pac file using file:///c:/proxy.pac won't work.

I don't know if it's relevant but pac file will be placed on a network share (file:////ba-dc1/transfer/proxy.pac)

Thanks in advance for your help,

function FindProxyForURL(url, host){
	if (dnsDomainIs(host, ".unitan.corp")){
		return "DIRECT";
	return "PROXY;";

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Question by:Panchux
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Accepted Solution

Rich Rumble earned 2000 total points
ID: 29080727
I think this may come down to your java version... try the code below
I suggest testing your proxy file in Chrome as well...

function FindProxyForURL(url, host){
        if (dnsDomainIs(host, ".unitan.corp") || (host == ".unitan.corp")){
                return "DIRECT";
        return "PROXY;";

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 31708538
Thanks for your help, It worked ok when I set up the GP


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