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Windows 7: Proxy Settings By Machine?

11 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
Proxy Settings By Machine?

I'm trying to configure a Windows 7 computer to set the default proxy settings by machine and not by user. I've managed to find the policy in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] "ProxySettingsPerUser" and when I set that to 0 it gives me the effect I want and doesn't force me to edit the settings for each user.

Similar to the problem this guy: ProxySettingsPerUser had. The proxy settings are now supposedly given from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE area but after hours spent googling and trying to edit the proxy settings none of my attempts seemed to change it at all.

Does anyone know where the computer searches for proxy settings when ProxySettingsPerUser is set to 0? I read that on XP it was the same place but in HKLM not HKCU but this does not seem to work in Windows 7. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks,


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11 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

I just noticed that similarly to the person in the post above it will update if you run IE as administrator. Running safari or chrome in admin does not update the proxy settings although they will also update when IE is ran. Still clueless on how to force the update to take effect.
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