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    Proxy Issues - might be Win 7, or Server 2008 R2?

    The background...
    I have a library computer that is on the network as per usual. However, in order to use the microlibrarian fingerprint software the user has to be an admin so I have set up a LOCAL admin for that machine for them to use.(they log on as 'computername\library )
    All was well.
    THEN we got a new server and also discarded the proxy server- thus changing all policies AND the proxy.
    Got a call that they couldnt get the library computer onto the internet (the library is web-based). I thought it was just that the proxy had changed so off I went to put the new one in.
    To my surprise, there was no proxy in there at all. I put the new one in and it worked so I thought all was well.
    BUT it loses the proxy every time the machine is switched off.
    What on earth can be causing this? I am definitely setting the proxy with a local admin account.

    Can anyone tell me how to force a local proxy so it stays? Have tried via regedit but it still vanishes
    Last edited by witch; 12th June 2012 at 09:45 AM.

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    Have you checked any Local or Domain GPOs that may be being applied?

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    Well, any domain GPO would have the proxy in it - and indeed if I log on to the network the proxy is there and fine.
    There arent any local GPOs that I can see

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    just a thought on a n other way of fixing it you can use group policy preferences to make a user an administrator on a pc/group of pcs but still log on with their normal credentials

    gppadmin.jpg

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    Does the local account have a mandatory profile? I presume the same problem is there when the library user logs off and back on, as well as a restart?

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    I just set up a local user - it is just a local profile in the profile list - not mandatory
    Yes, it does happen on log off as well.
    Would @sted 's answer work - I am always worried about setting up admins on anything

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    Yes, if you make the domain user or domain Security Group a member of Local Administrators it should work fine.

    This would remove the need to have a .\local account too. As to why it's losing locally set proxy settings is a bit of a mystery though!

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    just had another thought you could always use a local gpo to set the proxy or even group policy loopback may work not 100% sure it works on local accounts but should do

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    Try deleting the local profile for that user and let the machine recreate on the next log on. If it's still doing it after that then I would run RSOP.msc and verify how the policies are being applied to the user.

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