+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Windows 7 Thread, IE network proxy keeps reverting in Technical; Hi all, I have just taken over as the temporary IT tech at a school in Lancs and this problem ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Llandudno - North Wales
    Posts
    23
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    IE network proxy keeps reverting

    Hi all,
    I have just taken over as the temporary IT tech at a school in Lancs and this problem has cropped up

    Basically the network changed just before Easter and the IE proxy had to be changed. The Windows 7 desktops were all changed and worked fine.
    After Easter I took over and a couple of machines wouldn't connect - no problem - I just changed the proxy from an admin account and all was well
    However, the number of machines has increased and the problem comes back on machines I had previously changed.

    Obviously the group policy would seem to be the culprit. I got the support company to check it out and we spent several hours checking them out on Thursday evening and all the group policies that were in use seemed to be OK - a few old proxy setting were present but were not being used anywhere and we have now deleted these anyway. The support guy thinks it is to do with the Default user on the machine having the old proxy and SOMETIMES when a user logs on this setting is picked up rather that the new one.

    I am not so sure he is right - even if this is actually a possible problem.

    Firstly - why does it appear to occur at random - this would make sense if it only happened when the network was busy and so a timeout triggered and the machine went off to find proxy setting from somewhere local - but why would it use the default proxy setting rather than setting for this user held locally?? (and it is always for a user that has previously used this machine)

    My feeling is that the best fix would be to delete all the locally help profiles on the affected machines and see what happens.

    The support guy's preferred fix at the moment is to copy the NTUSER.DAT from a machine he has fixed onto all the other machines - or at least the machines with the same hardware.

    I would be grateful so the opinions of anyone on this

    ALSO - is DELFROF2 reliable to do this??

    Thanks in Advance

    Mike

    p.s. I am not saying the support guy is wrong - he knows a lot more than I do - I just want a second opinion (and third, fourth etc)

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    827
    Thank Post
    101
    Thanked 65 Times in 47 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    1) what version IE?
    2) was ie installed with the customisation tool? as settings in there override AD
    3) Have you checked the result of group policy?
    4) maybe use GPP to directly set the proxy with registry changes?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    827
    Thank Post
    101
    Thanked 65 Times in 47 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Also, we used to use delprof2, it worked well when we needed to bulk clear profiles. We now use the GP setting to delete profiles older than x days.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Llandudno - North Wales
    Posts
    23
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks for your reply - I think it is IE9 -and I have no idea how it was installed (As I say - I've only been there 4 days!)

    I need to do some more experimenting with it on Monday to check which (if any) group policy is being applied. I am just trying to get a plan together to sort it out over the weekend.

    Thanks again

    Mike

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,267
    Thank Post
    112
    Thanked 242 Times in 193 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    74
    Someone of my acquaintance had a similar issue recently. He made some rough and ready notes which may help you here.

  6. Thanks to psydii from:

    mikeprice (27th April 2014)

  7. #6
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    4,993
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 286 Times in 263 Posts
    Rep Power
    107
    I've had similar issues and it must be linked to the local profiles, I just put a shortcut to a script on the desktop to reset the proxy settings for users and pushed the same reg settings through GPP.

  8. Thanks to ChrisH from:

    mikeprice (27th April 2014)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. IE 10 Proxy Settings not working
    By bwestlake in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25th April 2014, 02:49 PM
  2. IE 11 proxy issue
    By ajames in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31st March 2014, 09:58 PM
  3. [Ubuntu] Setting Network Proxy in Ubuntu Server
    By nawbus in forum *nix
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13th May 2010, 12:28 PM
  4. Database server service on Smoothwall Network Guardian keeps stopping
    By Fonz_Valo in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9th December 2009, 01:14 PM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 4th July 2006, 02:22 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •