Proxy set through gpo and WPAD file

Win 2008r2 server and xp clients
--
I have a single flat network, Internet access is through a proxy server(s). My wireless clients (all off domain) get proxy settings from a dhcp wpad file and my wired clients (all on domain) get proxy settings from a group policy, they all use the same dhcp server. The trouble is they need to use difft proxy servers but the domain clients seem to be getting both settings and this makes some things to not work. Can I remove the 'auto detect settings' tick in internet explorer through gpo? I can only see an option to enable it. Is that's what's making the client get both settings?
LVL 1
PeteAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
PeteConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I have decided to set both proxies to the samem on both wired and wireless.......
0
 
Vishal PatelCommented:
Open "Group Policy" window. Click "User Configuration"->"Windows Settings"->"Internet Explorer Maintenance"->"Connection"
Double click "Automatic Browser Configuration" and UNCHECK "Automatically detect setttings"

0
 
PeteAuthor Commented:
that setting is already unchecked. it is probably still ticked on the client because it is on by default and nothing is telling it to turn itself off? how can I untick this setting?
0
What Kind of Coding Program is Right for You?

There are many ways to learn to code these days. From coding bootcamps like Flatiron School to online courses to totally free beginner resources. The best way to learn to code depends on many factors, but the most important one is you. See what course is best for you.

 
MarkieSCommented:
Have you looked at using PAC files?
0
 
PeteAuthor Commented:
The system we are using requires the use of WPAD.
0
 
MarkieSCommented:
So to clarify...

You want all your machines to use WPAD.  

And the WPAD.dat file specifies which proxy server to use?

The GPO must enable the IE "Autodetect settings" on all machines?
0
 
PeteAuthor Commented:
But the clients on the domain (getting GPO) do not use the WPAD and do not want autodetect set. This is what I am trying to disable via GPO.
0
 
PeteAuthor Commented:
no answer forthcoming
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.