Prevent users from changing proxy settings in Windows 10 Settings app/Edge browser
Posted on 2016-10-11
I use Group Policy to control Internet Explorer proxy settings.
The Connections tab is disabled, to prevent users circumventing the proxy filter by changing or turning off the settings.
In Windows 10, the Edge browser appears to use the same proxy settings - which is brilliant.
However, Windows 10 has a Settings app and in within here, users can freely change proxy settings (Settings > Network & Internet > Proxy.)
How do we disable this section from standard users?
A couple of options I have at the moment are
1. Use a Software restriction Policy or AppBlocker to restrict/block the Settings executable
2. Remove a user's "write" permission to the proxy settings within the Registry
I guess I'm after a more official approach than those 2 options.
Please, only comment if you are familiar with Group Policy and domain based environments.