Proxy Pac file not working RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have setup a proxy wpad.dat file on our web server but having problems with it not working.

    The web server is in the head office. If I point my IE browser Lan Setting> use automatic script to on a local system in the same location as the hs-database server the file works fine.

    If change the same entry in IE for someone in a remote branch office to the same settings as above it does not work, but if I go to the web browser and type it is able to download the file.

    My wpad.dat file is configured properly. I need to understand why this is not working as I would like to use dhcp to push out the proxy setting to all my workstations  in all locations as we are moving to IE 11 and the proxy setting cannot be pushed down to IE 11 via GPO using windows server 2008 R2.

    Friday, August 22, 2014 12:09 PM


  • Hi,

    I recommend you check whether the configuration from your wpad.dat file is written correct in your registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Wpad

    Also, I would like you try to put the wpad.dat file on the local of your remote branch office, then, check if it apply the changes.

    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, August 25, 2014 9:39 AM