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Setting the IE proxy via registry

Friday, March 11, 2016 in Technical Articles (Views: 1740)
A short blog to discuss how to set the proxy in IE/Windows via the registry. Some older articles may discuss a method of using GPO and "Internet Explorer Maintenance", but some of us may not have these as options. So, here is a quick and dirty way to get it done:

In the GPO, go to User Configuration > Preferences > Registry.
Create three new registry items:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings\ProxyEnable
Set the REG_DWORD to 00000001 (Enables it)

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings\ProxyServer
Set the REG_SZ to your proxy server

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings\ProxyOverride
This is optional, but set a REG_SZ to list all the sites which should bypass the proxy, separated by a semi-colon.
Note: ; at the end will equate to "Do not use proxy server for local (Intranet) addresses"

If you are setting a proxy.pac configuration, you just need to set HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\AutoConfigURL to the location of your proxy.pac.

Hope this helps.

 

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