We are about roll out Scansafe and point all users to the pac file that will point them to the proxy. Our Scansafe rep told us that we could use Group Policy to do this by going to:
User Configuration > Windows Settings > Internet Explorer Maintenance > Connection > Automatic Browser Configuration
and doing the following:
- checking "Enable Automatic Configuration"
- entering the path to the pac file ("http://
[server name]/[pac file]") in the field for "Automatic proxy URL". (when we put this path in directly into Internet Options > Connections, it works fine)
However, once I force a gpupdate, and verify that my user is getting the group policy (through gpresult /r), it still does not show up in Internet Options, and if I check the registry, it's not there either. I've tried enabling "Disable caching of Auto-Proxy scripts" as well on the gpo, but that doesn't help.
I've tried the following custom adm, but that doesn't do anything either.
CATEGORY "Internet Explorer"
POLICY "Proxy Server Connection"
KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"
PART "Use automatic configuration script"
When I look at rsop.msc and go to the Automatic Browser Configuration, it shows the correct settings as I had set them in the gpo. On the next tab -- Auto-Cfg Detect Precedence, the gpo that this setting is in is listed first, with all gpo's showing the setting as disabled. On the next tab -- Auto-Cfg Enable Precedence, the gpo the setting is in as at the top showing enabled, and the other gpo's show disabled. (not sure if this matters but figured I should include it)
Anybody have any ideas why this gpo isn't updating Internet Options? We've never had issues with GP before, and have successfully enabled standard proxies in the past, but never have worked with automatic configuration scripts before.