How to force proxy settings via group policy


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This article describes how to force proxy settings via group policy.

  • Click StartAll programs – Administrative Tools – Group Policy Management.
  • Create or Edit Group Policy Objects.
  • Expand User configurationPoliciesWindows SettingsInternet Explorer MaintenanceConnection.
  • In right Pane Proxy Settings.

For some security reasons maybe administrator need to prevent end users from change their proxy settings

You can do it with group policy follow this steps:

  • Click StartAll programs – Administrative Tools – Group Policy Management.
  • Create or Edit Group Policy Objects.
  • Expand Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components –  Internet Explorer – Internet Control Panel
  • In right Pane  Disable the Connections page  (Enabled)
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About Mohamed Abd Elhamid

Microsoft System Administrator

Posted on October 20, 2011, in Group Policy, HOW TO ?, Tips and Tricks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Does this prevent users that use other browsers such as Firefox to change their browser proxy settings essentially bypassing this configuration/restriction?

  2. No, this not prevent users that use other browser. But you can Prevent other browser from running by AppLocker Policy see this post
    https://mabdelhamid.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/how-to-configure-applocker-group-policy-to-prevent-software-from-running/

  3. hi… if i want to set a custome page instead of IP, how can i do that?

  4. Hello. Great Technical Blog you have. I am using Windows 2008 SP2 GPO in order to enable proxy settings on user’s workstation. It works fine with Internet Explorer 9 but NOT with Internet Explorer 11. Any help will be greatly appreciate it. Thank you

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