Registry keys for the per-machine proxy settings RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm writing a C++ software that's supposed to set proxy settings for all users. I succeeded at disabling the per-user-proxy-settings through the COM Group Policy objects but I cannot find where to define the machine-wide proxy settings. The most logical answer was to modify the values under the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings but IE seems to be ignoring them. Any ideas as how to set the proxy settings in this case ? 

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:10 AM

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  • Hi,

    To configure the proxy server settings on a client computer, create the following .reg file to populate the registry with the proxy server information:


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

    In this file, ProxyServer name is the name of your proxy server.


    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by 暁北Moderator Monday, December 23, 2013 7:39 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Neyma Monday, December 23, 2013 2:01 PM
    Sunday, December 15, 2013 3:38 PM
  • Thanks but the problem is that I need to modify the settings for a different user (that might not be logged on on the machine so using HKEY_USERS won't do).
    Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:51 PM