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We have implemented a machine based group policy for our domain. We use this because we have different locations that have different proxy settings (same domain). The policy went into effect and was successful on 90% of our client pc's. The other 10% we are having to do a gpupdate /force and it usually has to be a local administrator of the machine to do it. There is no rhyme or reason to it.

The computer policy is under Computer configuration / preferences / Windows Settings / Registry.

There are three keys ProxyEnable, ProxyOverride and ProxyServer.

As I said it worked fine on 90% of the machines. Any help would be appreciated.


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Firstly, can you post screenshots of the relevent Group Policy Preference configuration pages? Secondly - on a machine that doesn't work, have you manually had a look at the registry values to see what's set there? –  Dan Aug 21 '12 at 15:44
What does rsop say? (rsop.msc) This should tell you what group policies are applying and which ones are failing... and often, why. –  HopelessN00b Aug 21 '12 at 16:20
Since its a computer gpo setting then yes you have to run as admin to have success. Does running gpupdate /force work everytime? –  tony roth Aug 21 '12 at 16:22

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