I need to (transparent to users) remove the check for (Win7 Pro and Win10 Pro) Internet Options>Connections tab>LAN Settings "Use automatic configuration script" for all users - to stop using a proxy URL - as an outgoing web security product does NOT uncheck this upon uninstall. If left there, all internet will fail after SW uninstall.
I can't use just GPOs as many remote/vpn users won't process GPOs before connection (using SBL (Startup Before Logon) isn’t an option for other reasons). I tried usin deployment software to (batch script) locally copy a reg fix that clears the AutoConfigURL key upon startup-but this fix doesnt always work, normally it doesn't (copies to startup folder for all users and executes on logon):
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" /v AutoConfigURL /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
I also saw a DefaultConnectionSettings reg key fix - to flip the 9th binary bit to remove the check - but not all systems have this binary entry in registry - and i dont want to introduce a key to Win7/Win10 laptops that don't have it, dont know what it would effect would have on users that don't have it, etc.
What else can I try/reg key can I manipulate to remove the check mark other than Group Policy?