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I have a library computer that is on the network as per usual. However, in order to use ...
12th June 2012, 10:33 AM #1
Proxy Issues - might be Win 7, or Server 2008 R2?
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 10:45 AM.
12th June 2012, 10:44 AM #2
Have you checked any Local or Domain GPOs that may be being applied?
12th June 2012, 10:46 AM #3
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
12th June 2012, 11:36 AM #4
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
12th June 2012, 11:51 AM #5
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?
12th June 2012, 12:01 PM #6
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
12th June 2012, 12:08 PM #7
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!
12th June 2012, 01:08 PM #8
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
12th June 2012, 04:18 PM #9
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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