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How do I force proxy settings through group policy

I need to force proxy settings for IE and FF through GPO on server 2003. I have an idea but want to see what advice will receive. Thank you.
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LLUIGI
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teomcamCommented:
Group Policty -> User Configuration -> Windows Settings ->Internet Explorer Maintenance -> Connection -> Proxy Settings
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teomcamCommented:
Firefox already will use the system proxy setting as a default behaviour so when you set IE's proxy settings Firefox also will use the same one.
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LLUIGIAuthor Commented:
I originaly tried this but it doesn't seem to work. do not know what I am doing wrong.
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LLUIGIAuthor Commented:
Fire Fox does not get its proxy settings from ie chrome does ff is done seperately
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teomcamCommented:
Make sure if the policy that you are editting is linked to the computer group! If you just wanna make sure all computers and server in domain will use proxy then only edit default domain policy.

If you are using Firefox 4 or above it will definetely use IE's proxy settings. Make sure Firefox is using systenm proxy settings by checking Tool-Options-Advanced-Network-SettingsUse System Proxy settings.

On the client machines RUN rsop.msc command. This command will report you which policy settigns applied on that machine. If not applied use gpupdate /force command and reatrt the machine and use chec again by using rsop.msc
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morpheiosCommented:
To use GPO with FF you need install extension http://gpofirefox.sourceforge.net/
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HobettCommented:
Do not edit the Default Domain Policy. This is not good practice and against Microsoft Guidelines. For a proxy policy, create it as a separate policy and then you can test it in a sandbox OU against a test computer instead of breaking all of the computers in the domain.

Setting the policy in a computer OU without any loopback processing will have no affect as the setting is in the user portion of the policy.

FF can be set to use the IE proxy settings, however it has to be configure on the machine or in the default user profile or a mandatory profile. If a user already has a profile, then they would not receive the change to Firefox. The recommendation by Morpheios for the ADM template will work but you will need to load the xpi extenstion in to Firefox for it to be used by Firefox.
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