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Applying Proxy Settings to IE7 via GP (Srv2003R2S2)

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Applying Proxy Settings to IE7 via GP (Srv2003R2S2)

ijdu
Hi folks,

In my new job here we've recently started looking at using group policy more, and this has been going fairly well until we got to the XPProSP2 workstations running IE7.

On these PCs, the default domain GP only applies itself partially to IE7 (setting the homepage, and our proxy server address x.x.x.1 etc). What it doesn't do is apply the proxy exceptions (these are successfully applied on IE6 workstations), and it refuses to keep exceptions manually added to a workstation.

short of a major reorganisation of the OUs and GPOs, does anyone have any advice on solving this?

cheers,

J
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    Jacky Howe

    Standard users can not change proxy settings after Internet Explorer 7 installation.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555850

    SUMMARY
    After you install Internet Explorer 7 on a desktop computer, standard users (non-admin) can not change proxy settings. This is not happening on mobile computers.

    CAUSE
    This is happening because the Internet Explorer 7 sets the proxy settings per machine (rather than per-user) by default for desktop computers.

    RESOLUTION
    In order to resolve this issue you must disable the following Local Computer Policy setting - Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Make proxy settings per-machine (rather than per-user). You must set this policy setting to disabled even if Group Policy console (gpedit.msc) shows this as Not Configured.

    MORE INFORMATION
    More information about this setting is available in Windows XP Security Guide:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsxp/secwinxp/xpsgch04.mspx

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    Jacky Howe

    Standard users can not change proxy settings after Internet Explorer 7 installation.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555850

    SUMMARY
    After you install Internet Explorer 7 on a desktop computer, standard users (non-admin) can not change proxy settings. This is not happening on mobile computers.

    CAUSE
    This is happening because the Internet Explorer 7 sets the proxy settings per machine (rather than per-user) by default for desktop computers.

    RESOLUTION
    In order to resolve this issue you must disable the following Local Computer Policy setting - Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Make proxy settings per-machine (rather than per-user). You must set this policy setting to disabled even if Group Policy console (gpedit.msc) shows this as Not Configured.

    MORE INFORMATION
    More information about this setting is available in Windows XP Security Guide:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsxp/secwinxp/xpsgch04.mspx