We have recently introduced a couple of Windows 8 computers in our network, and we are having issues applying the Internet Explorer Proxy Server settings.
We use a Microsoft TMG 2010 server as our proxy server for accessing the internet. We have been using a GPO with the following settings to automatically configure our Windows 7 computers running IE9 with the appropriate Proxy settings:
User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Internet Explorer Maintenance\Connection/Proxy Settings
- Enable Proxy Settings : Checked
- Address of proxy : server.domain.local
- Port : 8080
- Use the same proxy server for all addresses : Checked
- Exceptions : Here we have a list of several internal or partner sites that should not be proxied.
This GPO has worked beautifully for our Windows XP and Windows 7 users with IE 7, 8 and 9. Now with Windows 8 and IE10, this no longer works. Ive therefore added a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to the network, and using GPMC on that new DC, I created a new GPO with the following settings:
User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings\Internet Explorer 10
Now, seeing as these are preferences, its a little different. But, Ive checked off the option Use a proxy server for your LAN as well as Bypass proxy server for local addresses. Then I click on Advanced and setup all my proxy settings the way I would like them, including the proxy server name, port and exceptions list.
When this new group policy gets applied to my Windows 8 PC, the only setting that gets applied is the Use a proxy server for your LAN. It does not configure the name or port of the proxy server nor does it configure the exceptions list. If I go back to the GPMC, and edit the new GPO, the settings are all there. However, if I just view the settings from the main GPMC screen (without opening the GPO itself), I dont see all of those settings (again, only the one Use a proxy server)
What am I missing???