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Configure WPAD via DNS

Posted on 2016-09-14
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Hello everyone,

I'm trying to configure WPAD on DNS only.  Is this even possible or do I need to add more steps to the configuration.  Like adding wpad.dat file in IIS and also using Group Policy?  We are running 2008 R2 that is housing DNS, DHCP and A.D. oh and also IIS (which at the moment it doesn't seem like it being used).  If someone can tell me the steps that are necessary that would be grateful.  Thank you.
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It's not possible to do that. DNS in WPAD is used only to direct clients to the web server that hosts the proxy configuration file. It's not currently possible to define a proxy configuration DNS record (and doing so would likely constitute a security issue). https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc995261.aspx has more info on how WPAD works in Windows. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc984464.aspx and the other articles near it have instructions.
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Thanks. We won't be implementing.
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