How to setup a GPO to configure IE proxy settings using a .pac file

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I am trying to configure the proxy server for IE using a .pac file.

I have created the pac file and it works if I copy it onto a test machine and point the browser to it in internet options.

However I would like to use a GPO to do this.

My question is that when creating the policy in the Automatic Browser Configuration screen it asks for a "Auto-proxy URL". Where do I put the pac file on the server and what do I type in the URL field?

This is the first time I have used a PAC file and I am a little unsure.
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Did you read the instructions written by Microsoft? You should be able to just specify the location of the PAC file.

i.e.  
http://server/proxy1.pac
file:////SERVER/SHARE/proxy1.pac

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc985352.aspx
http://techblog.mirabito.net.au/?p=21

To edit automatic configuration settings

1.
In the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 8, advance to the Automatic Configuration page.
 
—or—
 
In IEAK 8 Profile Manager, select Automatic Browser Configuration.
 
—or—
 
In Internet Explorer Maintenance, in the left pane, click Connection, and then in the right pane, double-click Automatic Browser Configuration.

2.
Select the Enable Automatic Configuration check box.

3.
Specify the interval in minutes for how often automatic configuration will occur. If you enter 0 (zero) or do not enter a value, automatic configuration occurs only when users restart their computers.

4.
To configure proxy selection automatically, type the URL for the automatic proxy script on your server in the Auto-proxy URL (.wpad, or .pac file) box.

5.
To enable automatic detection of browser settings, select the Automatically detect configuration settings check box.
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Thanks for the advice.

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