9.5 Configure 'Make proxy settings per-machine (rather than per-user)'


Applies proxy settings to all users of the same computer.
If you enable this policy, users cannot set user-specific proxy settings. They must use the
zones created for all users of the computer.
If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users of the same computer can establish
their own proxy settings.
This policy is intended to ensure that proxy settings apply uniformly to the same computer
and do not vary from user to user.
This setting does not work when 32-bit versions of Internet Explorer are running on 64-bit
versions of Windows. See the Microsoft Knowledgebase article 'You cannot access the
Internet through a proxy server when you use a 32-bit version of Internet Explorer on a
computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows' for more information on the issue
and a method to work around it- http-//support.microsoft.com/kb/952031. Configure this
setting in a manner that is consistent with security and operational requirements of your


Enabling this policy setting ensures that proxy settings are applied uniformly to all users of
the same computer.


To establish the recommended configuration via Group Policy, set the following UI path to
Not Configured.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet
Explorer\Make proxy settings per-machine (rather than per-user)

See Also


Item Details

Audit Name: CIS IE 11 v1.0.0


References: 800-53|SC-7(8)

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