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    The curse of the proxy!

    A lot of our machines seem to be 'remembering' the proxy settings given to Internet Explorer and we don't use a proxy these days!

    Tried brute forcing them out with IE config in local gpedit.msc but no joy, they end up comiong back!

    Any other things I can try (Except convert everyone to Firefox )

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    Re: The curse of the proxy!

    That's the 'IE branding' not applying correctly I expect. There's tons of threads on this.

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    Re: The curse of the proxy!

    Did you originally set the proxy via GPO in Active Directory? If you did (or even if you didn't):
    Go to the users section and check the proxy settings are correct.
    Then go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Group Policy and select ‘Internet Explorer Maintenance policy processing’ and select the ‘Process even if the Group Policy Object has not changed’ checkbox.

    Also have a look in:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer
    at Make proxy settings per-machine (rather than per user).
    If this is ticked you'll also need to check the proxy settings in the machine part of GP.

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    Re: The curse of the proxy!

    No, because we use Novell here rather than Active Directory .

    ...But I assume your tips can apply to the local machine gpedit.msc

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    Re: The curse of the proxy!

    @googlemad

    Are you using ZenWorks?

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    Re: The curse of the proxy!

    secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb
    /verbose

    saw the above recommended by someone else to resolve gp issues give that a try on a pc, if it works run on rest

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    Re: The curse of the proxy!

    Yes we are using Zenworks to a degree however we don't apply policies to staff machines (I think the agent may be installed)

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    Re: The curse of the proxy!

    Why dont you force run an app to import a reg key with the correct settings?

    We do this for all staff - different settings for our students, and it gives us the flexibility to stop internet access (by sending the wrong proxy settings) to a user or a group of users or an entire OU of users.

    Yep - we can also stop access from singular workstations, groups of workstations or a combination of the two (this requires a bit more work ) regardless of who logs in / or because of who logs in.



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