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Server 2012 Group Policy Proxy Settings not being applied to XP, 7 clients

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Hello all

so basically the issue is this: Server 2012 group policy is not applying proxy address settings to client computers as the title states. Here are the details:


-Server 2012 domain controller (just one), a "XPTEST" computer (XP Pro x86 SP3, Group Policy Client Side Extensions update installed) and a "WIN7TEST" computer (Windows 7 Pro x64), both joined to domain.
-Group Policy Management roll installed on Server2012 DC.

-"InternetRestriction" GPO created, link enabled to the "Users" OU containing "testuser", Security Filtering contains the user "testuser" only.
-In the InternetRestriction GPO, the following edits have been made:

-User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings\Internet Explorer 8 and 9\
-General Tab: www.ups.com set as home page
-Connections Tab\LAN Settings\Proxy Server \"Use proxy server for your LAN" box checked
-Proxy address specified as 0.0.0.0
-"Bypass proxy server for local addresses" box checked
-Under Advanced, exceptions created is www.ups.com
-all edits have been activated by changing the red dashed line to the solid green line (F6).

That’s it.

When tested, the home page setting is successfully applied as www.ups.com, however the proxy address of 0.0.0.0 and the exception of www.ups.com is NOT APPLIED.

Group Policy Results Wizard indicates the policy is being applied successfully to my "testuser"

running gpupdate /force on the clients is successful, however the results are unchanged.

Running gpresult /v on the clients indicates that the policy is successfully being applied, nothing is blocked.

running rsop.msc shows me the classic group policy screen (which does have the Internet Explorer maintenance in User Config\Policies that was omitted from Server 2012 Group Policy), and the proxy settings are blank.

This is the case on both the XP machine running IE8, and the Windows 7 machine running IE9.

I know at least part of the policy is successfully being applied because the homepage is being changed, however the proxy address settings are not. It’s strange that the home page setting is being applied, but yet the proxy address settings in that same settings window is not being applied.

*note: I do believe Server 2012 and Server 2008 R2 are very similar (if not identical) in this regard.

I am completely out of ideas.......
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