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Proxy Server question

By jdaly ·
The situation is fairly simple. In my organization we have users with laptops for travel and home use. While in the office and logged into the domain they must use a proxy server to get access to the internet etc. However since these are laptops they frequently travel to personal residences and are plugged into standard internet connections. When plugged into a standard internet connection the laptops do not work because they are looking for the proxy server.

My question is there a way to set the proxy server settings based on wether the users are connected to our corporate domain or regular internet.

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by andrew.gough In reply to Proxy Server question

Are you on a domain in the office?, if so, separate them by having them log onto the local machine when at home (chose from the drop down list when logging in), and log onto the domain when in the office.

Not tried this specifically with internet options, but it should hold the separate settings for the two different logins.

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by jdaly In reply to Proxy Server question

Yes but if you do that than then items in my documents, desktop and certain other folders are not available to the user depending on wether they log into the domain or the local machine.

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by foiled In reply to Proxy Server question

Try this program. I have never used it but it claims to handle the task you want.

Good Luck

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by w2ktechman In reply to Proxy Server question

There is an easy 'button' to add to IE toolbar, the program is called ProxyPal. Of course users need to switch it on and off to change the settings.

Or you can do what I did and setup a script to switch all of the settings using 2 icons (Home and Work) that sit on the desktop.

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by birojit.nath In reply to Proxy Server question

Open Internet Explorer.Go to tools---internet options---connection--there you will see dial up connection.---Click on any dial up connection--Click on setting, remove the proxy server address.

restart and Check

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by aquahogisaclam In reply to Proxy Server question

When setting the proxy settings for the laptops you mustn't connect it to the local intranet. You must set up your proxy servers so they are accessable through the internet.

Retrieve your external IP address (Internet Address) of the proxy server and user that address as the proxy address. Be sure you update the ports too if they change. Please reply and tell me how this worked!

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