[gptalk] IE Browser Settings - something is wrong?!?!

  • From: "Timothy J. Parker" <timparker@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:11:54 -0400

I have a random issue that I can't seem to get to the bottom of, I am still 
cleaning up all the GPs that I inherited with my job....

The problem is randomly I will get a call from a user that they can not surf 
the internet. When either I VNC or actually stop at their desk and look around 
there is 99% of the time proxy information inside of IE. It is also usually set 
to Detect settings. 

I started toying with Group Policy Results for a couple of the users. I found 
the following. That supposedly the GP for setting a domain wide screensaver 
(yeah I know its spelled wrong, just haven't taken the time to fix the previous 
mistake). But in looking at that GP there is no IE settings that show up at 

I also can't seem to find where the lower part of that window would be set. I 
have printed out all our GPs and none of them list proxy information, but 
somehow they are getting it. I can remove it and the user works fine, but then 
they will call again later (can be days or weeks) and the same thing is back. 

Any thoughts? 


Connection/Automatic Browser Configuration
      Policy Setting Winning GPO 
      Automatically detect configuration settings     Enabled 
      Automatic Browser Configuration Not configured N/A 

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