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Missing Proxy settings in GPO Windows Server 2008 R2

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Hi there ,
I used to change and force my clients Proxy settings from GPO from the below path :

User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Internet Explorer Maintenance\Connection/Proxy Settings

But I cannot find now the Internet Explorer Maintenance in the GPO ,


I found another as attached , but it works only with IE 8 or older .


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DC is Windows Server 2008 R2
Clients : Some Windows XP and the majority are Windows 7 with IE 11


I need to modify and force the Proxy Settings as I used before, please advise ?
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Where are you running GPMC from? I would advise running this from a DC as this should use the most up to date ADM & ADMX files. I would also recommend setting up a central store for these if you haven't already in your SYSVOL. I did this using 2012 R2 policy definitions and was able to manage IE 10+
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I'm already running GPMC DC , and I stetted up the central store , but I could't manage Proxy Settings for IE 10+ , could you advise how ?
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Did you download the latest ADMX files? (2012 R2) If you have then you should see the options under preferences this link should help - http://4sysops.com/archives/internet-explorer-10-administration-part-3-group-policy-preferences/
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As you find in attached , I cannot find IE 10 or 11 in the GPO , again my DC is Windows Server 2008 R2 with IE 10 installed & Clients are Windows 7 with IE 11 installed.
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I tried to create new policy from GPO Management console on Windows 8 Machine and I could update the proxy settings on IE 10.

Then I ran gpupdate /force and no thing happened , so I checked it on my DC 2008 GPO , I faced the attached error (an invalid or out of place element was detected and will be ignored ie 10)

please advise.
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Try placing the files from your win8 machine 'policies folder' to your central store within SYSVOL it still doesn't sound like they are upto date..

Also did you press f5 to enable the preference you added. If enabled it will have a green dotted line under the desired configuration
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Functionally The problem has been solved , and I can accept the solution , but till now the same error still displayed (an invalid or out of place element was detected and will be ignored ie 10) while I  downloaded for the latest ADMX files for (2012 R2) and (Windows 8.1) and placed it in 'policies folder' on my central store.

could you advise ?
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Hmm you can try manually hacking the internetsettings.xml within the offending policy to force it to work with IE10. Navigate to the Policy within sysvol (domain\sysvol\policies\policyid\user\preferences\internetsettings\internetsettings.xml) and change the MAX value to 11.0.0.0 which should make it work with all IE10 versions. Please ensure you backup the .xml prior to trying this..

If this doesnt work you will have to just manage from a later OS
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Your file will probably look similar to this

<InternetSettings clsid="{B611EB48-F531-42cd-A1F6-5E0D015377BA}"><IE8 clsid="{683F7AD7-E782-4232-8A6D-F22431F12DB5}" name="Internet Explorer 8" status="Internet Explorer 8" changed="2013-03-21 17:54:33" uid="{3E73F6D8-315B-4FE5-BDB6-91A0C66470A5}" bypassErrors="1"><Filters><FilterFile hidden="1" not="0" bool="AND" path="%ProgramFilesDir%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" type="VERSION" gte="1" min="8.0.0.0" max="10.0.0.0" lte="0"/><FilterRunOnce hidden="1" not="0" bool="AND" id="{52A939CC-9254-4A8E-AD91-C31CB30AE6FD}"/

If your running any IE10 above 10.0.0.0 then the policy wont apply
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