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Currently, I am only aware of the following command:

C:\>bitsadmin /util /SetIEProxy NetworkService MANUAL_PROXY 1 NULL

But, it has the following defects:

  • It is deprecated
  • It does not allow to set the credentials.

My question is how can I configure the proxy settings, including the credentials using a more up-to-date tool?


I would like to stress that I am looking for a command line utility to do that.

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Which version of Windows? – Harry Johnston Nov 27 '11 at 21:51
I have Windows 7, but ultimately I am interested in all the versions from XP up. – mark Nov 27 '11 at 22:03
"Administrative tools for the BITS service are now provided by BITS PowerShell cmdlets." Might be worth investigating. – Harry Johnston Nov 29 '11 at 2:12

With the built-in Group Policy mechanism:

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I want a command line tool to perform a certain task. I know of a tool which satisfies the demand only partially and I wish to know if a better tool exists. I am sorry, but I do not see how your reply answers my question. – mark Nov 24 '11 at 13:35
Yes, I do - read the question title. It clearly states "command prompt", which is the same as "command line" – mark Nov 24 '11 at 15:48

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