set proxy autodiscovery with PowerShell in Windows 10/11

CorsaroDelVento 41 Reputation points

I want to build PowerShell script which for Windows 10/11 domain computer, at user login, makes the following actions in "proxy" section of "Network & Internet" menu to autodiscovery wpad.dat file:

  • to set "Automatically detect settings"
  • to disable "Use setup script"
  • to disable "Use a proxy server"

Can you suggest what commands are need to create it?

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  1. Dominique Schluep 320 Reputation points

    Hello CorsaroDelVento

    Here's a script that should accomplish what you're looking for:

    Function Set-ProxySettings {
        # Set "Automatically detect settings"
        Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" -Name ProxyEnable -Value 0
        # Disable "Use setup script"
        Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" -Name ProxyAutoConfigURL -Value ""
        # Disable "Use a proxy server"
        Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" -Name ProxyServer -Value ""
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