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How to disable Proxy settings from Group policy

    Question

  • Hello All,

    We have Windows 7 sp1 and 2012 Domain Controller in our environment. Currently we are using Proxy settings via Group policy.

    But we have requirement to remove the proxy settings for bunch of users.

    In 2012 DC, I am unable to locate the option to remove the check mark of proxy from Connection TAB of internet explorer?

    Thank you.


    Thanks HA

    Friday, February 26, 2016 8:21 AM

Answers

  • Hi
     
    Am 26.02.2016 um 10:34 schrieb Anup Ghonge:
    > Suppose if user select the box, so will the settings be appear to add
    > the proxy server.
     
    Proxy Settings stay written. You only toggle the checkbox on/off.
     
    It is /not/ a poolicy where the setting is greyed out.
     
    For the notebook users I recommend to toggle it automatically, because
    "proxy on/proxy off" in condition of intranet/internet etc. is a really
    unconfortable way to click through.
     
    I do not know if the translation fits, shorttrack:
    - create a task, trigger event 10000+10001 in
    Microsoft\Windows\NetworkProfile and logon user
    - toggle checkbox in condition DC is pingable.
     
    You can create a .exe instead of a batch with autoit, then you do not
    see a cmd popping up.
     
    Mark
     
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Windows Server - Group Policy
     
    GPO Tool: http://www.reg2xml.com - Registry Export File Converter
     
    Friday, February 26, 2016 10:20 AM

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  • Hi,
     
    Am 26.02.2016 um 09:21 schrieb Anup Ghonge:
    > In 2012 DC, I am unable to locate the option to remove the check mark of
    > proxy from Connection TAB of internet explorer?
     
    It´s not inside the policies. Use the GPP Registry
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    "ProxyEnable"= "0" (Reg_DWord)
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Windows Server - Group Policy
     
    GPO Tool: http://www.reg2xml.com - Registry Export File Converter
     
    Friday, February 26, 2016 9:06 AM
  • Thank you,

    Suppose if user select the box, so will the settings be appear to add the proxy server.

    Thanks


    Thanks HA

    Friday, February 26, 2016 9:34 AM
  • Hi,

    To achieve your goal, you could configure the setting of Disable the Connections page under the path below.

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\ Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel

    1. Click StartAll programs – Administrative Tools – Group Policy Management.
    2. Create or Edit Group Policy Objects.
    3. Expand Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components - Internet Explorer – Internet Control Panel
    4. In right PaneDisable the Connections page (Enabled)

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Friday, February 26, 2016 9:46 AM
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  • I don't want to disable the connection page.

    The proxy settings are applied via another GPO. but for few users I want to remove those settings.

    I have attached the screen shot, I just want to remove the check mark of proxy server via GPO like the below screen shot.


    Thanks HA

    Friday, February 26, 2016 10:18 AM
  • Hi
     
    Am 26.02.2016 um 10:34 schrieb Anup Ghonge:
    > Suppose if user select the box, so will the settings be appear to add
    > the proxy server.
     
    Proxy Settings stay written. You only toggle the checkbox on/off.
     
    It is /not/ a poolicy where the setting is greyed out.
     
    For the notebook users I recommend to toggle it automatically, because
    "proxy on/proxy off" in condition of intranet/internet etc. is a really
    unconfortable way to click through.
     
    I do not know if the translation fits, shorttrack:
    - create a task, trigger event 10000+10001 in
    Microsoft\Windows\NetworkProfile and logon user
    - toggle checkbox in condition DC is pingable.
     
    You can create a .exe instead of a batch with autoit, then you do not
    see a cmd popping up.
     
    Mark
     
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Windows Server - Group Policy
     
    GPO Tool: http://www.reg2xml.com - Registry Export File Converter
     
    Friday, February 26, 2016 10:20 AM
  • Thank you for explanation.

    So what would be better user configuration or computer configuration?

    Also, user can see the proxy server check box enabled, but they have to manually check /uncheck.


    Thanks HA

    Friday, February 26, 2016 10:42 AM
  • > You can create a .exe instead of a batch with autoit, then you do not
    > see a cmd popping up.
     
    Or use VBS and launch it through "wscript.exe //b" :)
     
    Friday, February 26, 2016 10:43 AM
  • Am 26.02.2016 um 11:42 schrieb Anup Ghonge:
    > So what would be better user configuration or computer configuration?
     
    If the user should be able to change it ...
     
    > Also, user can see the proxy server check box enabled, but they have to
    > manually check /uncheck.
     
    Thats the reason for my "auto-proxy-switcher"
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Windows Server - Group Policy
     
    GPO Tool: http://www.reg2xml.com - Registry Export File Converter
     
    Friday, February 26, 2016 11:08 AM