Cannot Set Proxy Policy Settings to "Not Configured" After They Have Been Enabled

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Article ID: 286251 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

Most policies within Group Policy objects (GPOs) have three states: Not Configured, Disabled, and Enabled. After you enable or disable the group policy for proxy settings, you cannot set it back to the Not Configured state as you can other policies.

For example, if you configure a group policy at the organizational unit level (OU1), configure the proxy settings, set the policy to "no override," and then later add a child (OU2) to that organizational unit and create another group policy with proxy settings that you want to use the proxy settings for the group policy on, OU1 will always take precedence.

RESOLUTION

The only workarounds are to either delete the policy on OU1 and configure it as before but without the proxy policy settings, or remove the "no override" flag from the group policy at OU1.

Note To find all Internet Explorer Maintenance policies, you first have to find the domain controller that you are logging on to.

To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  2. At the command prompt, type Set L, and then press ENTER.

    You will see the LOGONSERVER.
  3. After you see the name of the domain controller, click Start, click Run, type \\Domain_Controller_Name\SYSVOL\DomainName\Policies, and then press ENTER.
  4. In the Policies folder, search for "IEAK".

    You will receive the following result:

    \\Domain_Controller_Name\SYSVOL\DomainName\Policies\{GUID}\User\microsoft\IEAK

    Note In this step, {GUID} is the GUID for the GPO. You can open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) and look for this GUID under each policy.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Properties

Article ID: 286251 - Last Review: January 15, 2008 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 2
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 IA64
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
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