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Old application proxy-aware but not able to use WPAD RRS feed

  • Question

  • My organisation uses an old application which activates itself over the internet.  Unfortunately this only works if the proxy server is explicitly defined in Internet Settings, however a WPAD file is enforced by GPO.

    Delivering this via App-V 5.0 I was hoping to overcome this by overriding the proxy settings via [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] but all policy keys (including Internet Settings) are ignored by design.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I may work around this restriction?

    Monday, August 18, 2014 2:40 PM

Answers

  • That's fine.. if there is no answer, then I don't wish to have an answer which doesn't solve my problem marked as the answer, giving undeserved points. This question can simply be closed, unanswered, as far as I'm concerned.
    • Marked as answer by Valiante82 Monday, September 15, 2014 8:11 AM
    Monday, September 15, 2014 8:10 AM

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  • Hello,

    See this article;

    http://packageology.com/2014/02/overriding-group-policy-settings-app-v/


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Monday, August 18, 2014 3:12 PM
  • Thanks for your suggestion.  Unfortunately this is a global setting that will affect all virtual applications on the client.  Given we have almost 2,000 applications in the organisation, and a large number of users on Citrix "thin clients", a machine-wide setting is not a viable option.

    I need to find something which is user or application specific.

    Monday, August 18, 2014 3:17 PM
  • Hello,

    There is no way for that. I would raise a request for change with Microsoft. 


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Monday, August 18, 2014 3:25 PM
  • Hi all,

    there is a registry Key available handling this behaviour.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Subsystem\VirtualRegistry\PassThroughPaths

    Default contents of this Mulit_SZ:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies

    Please be aware that this is a System wide configuration as well as there is no documentation out there helping / defining what the potential risk of changing it is.

    Kind Regards
    Jo

    Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:05 PM
  • That's just describing verbosely the same article Znack linked to which, as I already explained, is not a viable option.  I'm still looking for an answer to this.
    Monday, September 8, 2014 3:41 PM
  • Hello,

    The answer is already given;

    Hello,

    There is no way for that. I would raise a request for change with Microsoft. 


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:42 AM
  • That's fine.. if there is no answer, then I don't wish to have an answer which doesn't solve my problem marked as the answer, giving undeserved points. This question can simply be closed, unanswered, as far as I'm concerned.
    • Marked as answer by Valiante82 Monday, September 15, 2014 8:11 AM
    Monday, September 15, 2014 8:10 AM