Configure ports with GPO



Can't seem to get IE\InternetOptions\Connections\LanSettings. To take the
Proxy configuration. I can reconfigure via GPO the autodetect and auto script
settings. It seems that no matter what I do the Proxy Server settings won't


I have been having some interesting problems with IE 6 various update levels
that I thought I should share with the community. I have seen a number of
posts that sound similar with little to no help from MS.

The behavior is consistent across Pro platforms regardless of service pack
or update level.
The environment is Windows 2000 Server AD W2K Pro and XP Pro clients.

After setting the proxy settings in internet explorer and running gpudate. I
found that IE did not reconfigure correctly. It was possible to manually
correct the problem but the old setting would return at the next GPO update
interval. Proxy settings were visible in the grayed out fields. The use Proxy
Server settings box was deselected.

Taking a look at the users folder\application data\Microsoft\internet
explorer\ I found several customX folders with install.ins file that had
settings which could not be found in any existing GPO.

Long story short after much aggravation I deleted all of the customX folders
removed the GPO’s on at a time ran gpupdate check the path (repeat as
necessary) until the offending customX folder is not recreated. So with the
GPO problem solved I am moving on to resolve one remaining IE problem. I have
a couple of Laptop’s that are not using the .ins file for IE Proxy Settings.

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