Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Proxy config greyed out

Posted on 2014-01-06
8
Medium Priority
?
9,930 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-11
We have two machines, both windows 7, both in the same OU with the same GPO settings.


One has the LAN settings (Proxy page) with everything greyed out.  The other does not have this greyed out.  

Looking at our GPOs, I see nothing that would do this.  
Checked here:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Disable changing proxy settings


Also, just to be sure:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Disable Connections page


The only difference is one is running SP1, while the other is not.  I am updating now to test and see if SP1 somehow does this.


Any other places where this could be greying out the proxy settings?
0
Comment
Question by:ServerNotFound
  • 5
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:BlueYonder
ID: 39760503
Go to the registry and follow theses instructions http://www.ehow.com/how_6346436_disable-proxy-settings-registry.html.  Make the DWORD in step 3, 0.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Jeremy Weisinger
ID: 39760519
Just to be sure, can you run a gpresult /h on both computers and view the settings?
1
 

Author Comment

by:ServerNotFound
ID: 39760619
We found that the one machine was built using an unattend file with the proxy settings.  When we started to use GPO to push the settings out, this machine broke.


Jeremy, gpresult was tested and is the same

Blue, we are not looking for a reg hack.  These settings are not set, nor do we want to set them.

The registry of the machine with the attend file used has proxy info in the registry.  The vanilla one has no info in the registry for the proxy, yet it still works.
0
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

 
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

by:Jeremy Weisinger
Jeremy Weisinger earned 1500 total points
ID: 39760685
Since the setting was made using the Unattend file, you will need to reverse the settings made to the registry. There's no group policy setting to turn it off. You can use a script or Group Policy Preferences to deploy the change.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ServerNotFound
ID: 39760844
We had deleted the setting from the place in HKLM, but on reboot it reappears in the same location...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS
0
 

Author Comment

by:ServerNotFound
ID: 39760863
Unattend was this:




      <settings pass="oobeSystem">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-ClientNetworkProtocolImplementation" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">
      <POLICYProxySettingsPerUser>0</POLICYProxySettingsPerUser>
      <HKLMProxyEnable>true</HKLMProxyEnable>
      <HKLMProxyServer>http://server.notfound.com/proxy/proxy.pac</HKLMProxyServer>
    </component>
  </settings>
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ServerNotFound earned 0 total points
ID: 39760993
Found an easy way to fix it.  We set ProxySettingsPerUser to 1.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ServerNotFound
ID: 39773137
Found the fix
0

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you’re involved with your company’s wide area network (WAN), you’ve probably heard about SD-WANs. They’re the “boy wonder” of networking, ostensibly allowing companies to replace expensive MPLS lines with low-cost Internet access. But, are they …
When you put your credit card number into a website for an online transaction, surely you know to look for signs of a secure website such as the padlock icon in the web browser or the green address bar.  This is one way to protect yourself from oth…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question