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  • Hi All,

    I have 'Automatically detect settings' checked in IE and the browser is picking the wpad file as expected. Having said that, I have been unsuccessful trying to set this proxy setting on a system wide level using netsh.

    I have executed the following command in netsh: "winhttp import proxy source=ie"

    I would have expected netsh to pick up the proxy from the auto detect settings but unfortunately no proxy is set as a result of executing that netsh command. Strange enough, if I were to set the proxy settings manually in IE, the netsh import command would pick this change and set the proxy successfully.

    Please note that I have attempted this on Windows XP and Windows 7 (using both 32 and 64 versions of netsh) and the 'winhttp import source=ie' only works on XP when automatically detect settings is set in IE.

    Any reason why netsh isn't picking up my auto detect settings on Win7?



    Friday, September 26, 2014 10:44 AM


  • Thanks for the clarification. 

    The aforementioned reply doesn't provide a solution to my initial question which is: When Automatically detect settings is checked, should 'winhttp import source=ie' import the automatically detected settings in IE?

    The last paragraph in this article (WinHTTP Considerations) may be helpful:

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    • Edited by DonPick Monday, September 29, 2014 10:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roger LuModerator Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:40 PM
    Monday, September 29, 2014 10:25 AM

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