can dhcp specify web proxy addresses?

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  1. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    howdy,

    does anyone know if or how dhcp can be used to specify web proxy settings for client pc's? we're installing a proxy server and we want the traffic to route through the server automatically.

    thanks in advance for any replies!
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    No, but you should be able to put that stuff in with group policy.
     
  3. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    have you had any experience doing this with GPO before?
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    what EP said.
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I believe it can be set here:
    User Settings -> Windows Settings -> Internet Explorer Maintenance ->Connection.

    Point to the right server and port number as well as bypass proxy server for local addresses

    That should do it :)
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You can only use Policies if you are using Internet Explorer. Someone using Firefox/Opera/Netscape will not be affected by the policy change and their traffic will not route through your proxy server.

    There are some ADM files that I found that allow you to set settings in firefox through policies... namely:

    http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/fmfirefox.htm

    and

    http://spaces.msn.com/in-cider/

    But I have never used them so I can't comment how well they work.
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    You can also force clients to use IE by setting software restriction policies :D
     
  8. VenomXt

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    or have them install firefox on coreload firefox will then pull in the proxys during install IF you let it pulls in IE settings. Thats what we do.. though we dont official support firefox.
     
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    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I'm moving towards 100% non-admin priveleges. Everyone operates as a user, can't install/change nothing :smoker:
     
  10. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Sorry for being vague.
    In some OUs we have proxy enforced and it seems to work ok, I think the exception could be server 2003 or anything that uses enhanced security, I remember it warning me the policies were different?

    You can also use the IEAK to reinstall Internet Explorer with particular settings in place. I have done this and also prompted it not to reboot (as part of a post install) so if you are stuck give me a shout.
     
  11. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    I forgot to mention that about half the users use FireFox :) Thanks for your replies everyone! I'll give the suggestions a try!
     
  12. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    always glad to help :)