Would you like to learn how to use a group policy to configure the Proxy? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a group policy to automatically perform the Proxy configuration on all computers in the domain.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 7

Hardware List:

The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this tutorial.

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Tutorial GPO - Proxy configuration

On the domain controller, open the group policy management tool.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Management

Create a new group policy.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Objects

Enter a name for the new group policy.

Windows - Add GPO

In our example, the new GPO was named: MY-GPO.

On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects.

Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option.

Windows - Edit GPO

On the group policy editor screen, expand the User configuration folder and locate the following item.

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Right-click on Internet Settings option and create a new configuration item to Internet explorer.

GPO - Proxy configuration

Access the Connections tab and click on the LAN settings button.

Windows Proxy configuration

The green line allows the configuration of each item.

F5 activates all the options on the screen.

F6 activates only the chosen setting.

Make sure the configuration you enter has a green line.

Enter the desired Proxy configurations.

GPO - Proxy configuration on Windows

As an example, the configuration above does not have a green line on the Proxy configuration.

This is the correct configuration with green lines.

GPO - Proxy configuration Windows

The system will create a Group preference.

GPO - Automatic Proxy configuration

To save the group policy configuration, you need to close the Group Policy editor.

Congratulations! You have finished the GPO creation.

Tutorial GPO - Configure the Proxy

On the Group policy management screen, you need to right-click the Organizational Unit desired and select the option to link an existent GPO.

Windows-2012-Applocker application

In our example, we are going to link the group policy named MY-GPO to the root of the domain.

GPO- tutorial linking

After applying the GPO you need to wait for 10 or 20 minutes.

During this time the GPO will be replicated to other domain controllers.

To test the configuration, open the Internet Explorer Proxy configuration.

Here is the Proxy configuration screen, before our configuration.

Internet explorer Proxy configuration

Here is the Proxy configuration screen, after our configuration.

Windows - Proxy configuration using GPO

In our example, the Proxy settings were automatically set using a GPO.