This article was previously published under Q302224
When you use the Group Policy Object Editor, and you configure the proxy settings, the text box that contains the proxy exception list may be truncated if more than 255 characters are used. Also, if you previously clicked to select the Do not use proxy server for local check box, the check box may be cleared.
Because of a limitation in the way INS files are read, the proxy exception list is limited to 255 characters. The Do not use proxy server for local check box appends the text "<LOCAL>;" to the end of the list. This text is eight characters long, and the 255 characters must include these characters. Therefore, when you click to select the Do not use proxy server for local check box, the total length of the exception list is actually 247 characters.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
After you install this hotfix, the proxy exception list is limited to 1024 characters.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), 32-bit versions
Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Explorer 5.5
Hotfix 320136 for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 fixes this issue. For more information about this hotfix, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
320136 Local Web site request routes to a proxy server, even if the local Web site is in the proxy exclusion list
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.