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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Configure IE11 Proxy Settings Via Group Policy in Windows 2012 R2

This tutorial describes How to Configure Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer 11 via group policy.

My Scenario:-
I've recently updated IE9 to IE11 to users. One day our proxy server went down. So i changed the redundant proxy server IP Address from group policy in Windows 2008R2 but proxy settings are not applied to IE11 Users. I google and found IE11 proxy settings will not applied from Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) anymore.
Screenshot are taken from the LAB environment using windows 2012R2 for Security reason.
Step#1  Run==>gpmc.msc

Step#2 Create a new policy for IE11

Step#3 Edit the newly created IE11 policy using group policy management editor

User Configuration==>Policies==>Windows Settings==>Registry (Edit Registry)

Add new Registry

Add the following registry's

Keypath:Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value_Data: 00000001
Base: Hexadecimal

Keypath:Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
Value type: REG_SZ

Keypath:Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
Value type: REG_SZ
Value_Data: hrms;<local>

4# Gray out Proxy, User can not change proxy settings
Keypath:Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value_Data: 1
Base: Decimal
Step#4 Now Link our IE11 Policy into respective OU

Step#5 Logoff and logon Clients or Update group policy in client machine using Run==>gpupdate /force

I hope you this information is useful for you. Please forgive any typos or incomplete sentences.