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I have this weird issue on Windows 7 64bit desktop, I am trying to lock it down from Internet usage (it's a stand alone machine with several local users), so I use local GP. Well, I enabled the policy [click here to see]

But it's still goes to auto detection [click here to see]

I am not really sure how to fix the issue. Any suggestions?

EDIT 1.II.2013 10.48

I also should mention, I did run gpudate /force and it was successful each time.

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The "Automatically detect settings" option is controlled by the GPO setting directly above the one you're showing in your screenshot. – joeqwerty Feb 1 '13 at 0:37
@joeqwerty That should be controlled by that, but it is not. I can still go to any website (I know it's not shown on the screenshot, but we have about 5 exceptions). – George Feb 1 '13 at 15:36
I didn't say that the setting would resolve the issue, I was merely pointing out that the "Automatically detect settings" GPO setting was above the setting you originally showed. Now, getting it working the way you want is another matter. – joeqwerty Feb 2 '13 at 0:47
Why are you trying to do it this way? Do you have a proxy server in place? – JohnThePro Feb 4 '13 at 22:28
@JohnThePro The idea here is to let users have limited web access and only to approved websites – George Feb 5 '13 at 17:45
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I'd recommend taking a look at this article here. It basically gives you a step by step on how to accomplish what you're trying to do, in the way you're trying to do it.

Me personally, I would either install a program that runs as a service that you can use to restrict internet access, or use a service like OpenDNS to filter your internet traffic as well (or both!). There are free options for both, without having to use group policy.

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That did it! Thank you so much!!! – George Feb 5 '13 at 21:20
Glad I could help. :) – JohnThePro Feb 5 '13 at 21:25

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