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    Cannot remove proxy server from IE 10...

    Hi All,

    Need some help and advice!

    A student teacher asked me to connect her laptop to our network to use the internet, so I put in the wireless key for our network and the proxy server details in IE.

    I had also got a VB script so she could use it at home, however she came to me today to say it didn't work at home even after using the script.

    Anyway, it turns out that I cannot remove the tick from 'USE PROXY' in IE options (rather, I can remove it but it is back as soon as I close and open the options box).

    She leaves on Friday, so would really like to think there is a way I can solve this, to a) make me look less incompetent and b)leave her with a working IE!

    Kol.

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    local group policy locking it?

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    I'm not sure, I will go and check. It's just a normal home user laptop and I didn't join it to the domain so it isn't any of our policies. What would cause that to happen?

    Kol.

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    Whats in your script file?

    I use a simple .reg file to remove proxy settings as below:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet Settings]
    "ProxyEnable"=dword:00000001
    "ProxyServer"=""
    "ProxyOverride"=""

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    shouldnt that be
    "ProxyEnable"=dword:00000000

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    This enables the proxy:

    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\In ternet Settings\ProxyServer", "PROXY.SERVER.GOES.HERE:PORT"
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\In ternet Settings\ProxyEnable", "1", "REG_DWORD"
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\In ternet Settings\ProxyOverride", "<local>"

    This one disables:

    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\In ternet Settings\ProxyServer", ""
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\In ternet Settings\ProxyEnable", "0", "REG_DWORD"
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\In ternet Settings\ProxyOverride", "<local>"

    Just two icons on the desktop, labelled home and school (lol), nice and easy for them to double-click depending on where they are...

    Kol.

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    Ha ha, well done for spotting my deliberate mistake!

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    How do I check policy on a Win 7 Home machine?

    I've removed the proxy setting manually from the registry and they keep popping back in!

    Kol.
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    It's a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop, it has Virgin Media Security... Can't see anything that would let me enter the proxy in the first place and now not let me take it out!

    Kol.

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    It is most likely third party software preventing changes to IE. It's either a security suite or some spyware that claims to guard IE from unwanted changes (homepage, search providers, proxy, etc). I just had this problem last week with a staff laptop. I couldn't change the proxy until I cleaned the machine out.

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    Virgin media security (trend micro) eewwww!

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