uncheck "use automatic configuration script" in IE LAN settings


  • Hi all,

    I need to "uncheck" the "use automatic configuration script" in IE LAN settings. I tried a few settings but all I achieve is to grey out the whole thing, when the box is checked it stays checked... even importing connection settings doesn't uncheck the box.

    any ideas would be apreciated

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:48 PM


  • Hi,

    You can create a GPO, link it to a scope (Site, Domain, or OU level) which contain user account object.

    Configure the GPO:

    User Configuration \ Policies \ Windows Settings \ Internet Explorer Maintenance \ Connection \ Automatic Browser Configuration \uncheck “Automatically detect configuration settings”

    On user computer, run “gpupdate /force” to refresh group policy and check the result.

    If "use automatic configuration script" settings still exist, run “rsop.msc” and check which policies applied to “<//span>Automatic Browser Configuration” on “Auto-Cfg Detect Precedence” tab.

    If not, we can use script to modify "use automatic configuration script" settings in registry through script policy.

    Registry value is:

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

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Using Automatic Configuration, Automatic Proxy, and Automatic Detection
    How to delpoy registry file through GP


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    • Marked as answer by wilmackie Friday, September 14, 2012 2:12 PM
    Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:59 AM