This article describes how to create a Windows registry file to configure the proxy server settings on a client computer that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer or Windows Internet Explorer.
You can automatically configure the proxy server settings on a client computer by updating the client computer registry. To do this, create a registry file that contains the registry settings you want to update, and then distribute it to the client computer by using a batch file or logon script.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To configure the proxy server settings on a client computer, create the following .reg file to populate the registry with the proxy server information:
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise N, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium N, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional N, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter N, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate N, Windows Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP, Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003