Unable to make changes to LAN Settings in IE after Group Policy Preference is applied RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have an IE10 group policy preference on a Server 2008 R2 domain that is pushed out to Windows 7 SP1 x64 clients. This IE10 GPP is used to push out proxy settings etc. The GPP is applied fine, however when I go into LAN Settings in IE and make any changes such as unchecking "Use a proxy server..." these changes are not saved. As soon as I click OK and go back into LAN Settings it reverts back to the GPP settings. Are IE10 GPP's meant to allow a user to amend settings in IE? The users have permissions to write to the Connections key under Internet Settings in the registry. If I delete the Connections key (Which includes DefaultConnectionSettings and SavedLegacySettings) I can then make changes to the proxy (Although without the original settings). I know their are other, and better, methods of controlling proxy settings for users but unfortunately this is the way the customer has it implemented. All defaults for GP is applied such as refresh rate etc. I've tested IE10 on a Server 2012 R2 / Win8 environment with the exact same GPP settings and I can make changes to the LAN Settings. Is this possibly a bug? Any help would be appreciated.


    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:12 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    So by now we could make it work by deleting the Connections key, in order to change the proxy settings of IE 10-Windows 7 in the Windows Server 2008 R2 environment?

    Besides, could it be convenient for us to perform some more tests here? How IE 10 of Windows 7 behaves in Server 2012 R2 environment? And Windows 8 in Server 2008 R2?

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 2:09 AM