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Group policy only applied after restart

By mihouser ·
I have a policy in IE7 to use our proxy and also not let the user change the settings. The only way to get this to apply to my XP SP2 machine is to restart. I have tried gpupdate, gpupdate /force and gpupdate /sync. Nothing seems to work. Is the only way to get this policy to work is to restart? My GP is in the "User Configuration" not the "Computer Configuration". Is there something I have to but in the windows firewall for this to work? I am using the Group Policy Editor.

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Sounds like you did it right..

by LarryD4 In reply to Group policy only applied ...

We do the same thing and it is setup under
User Configuration
Internet Explorer Maintenance
Connection/Proxy Settings.

Are you disabling the Auto detect and auto browser config? I beleave you want those disabled also.

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Here is my setup

by mihouser In reply to Sounds like you did it ri ...

User Configuration/Internet Explorer Maintenance/Connection/Proxy Settings

AND

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Settings/Internet Explorer/Disable changing proxy settings

I havent disabled any other settings as of yet

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Disable the Auto Proxy to be safe

by LarryD4 In reply to Here is my setup

I can't remember exactly why we disabled the option to "Automatically detect configuration settings" via GP but we did and its been working for three years across 2000 and XP machines.

Try disabling it just in case the auto proxy setup ia kickin out your GP proxy config.

Its under
User Config\Internet Explorer Maintenance\Connection/Automatic Browser Configuration

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Auto Proxy no go

by mihouser In reply to Disable the Auto Proxy to ...

Tried that still no go on the gpupdate. Would that of allowed the users to still make changes to IE?

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