Is it possible to use a proxy on Windows 10 without WinHttpAutoProxySvc running?

Markelov Eduard 1 Reputation point

Good time. As part of solving the problem of closing vulnerabilities (LLMNR / NBT-NS Poisoning), the WinHttpAutoProxySvc service was disabled. Disabled by registry key (SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ WinHttpAutoProxySvc \ Start = 4).
Disabled through the registry, because if you disable the group policy editing windows from the "services" tab, the service is not disabled in Windows 10 (disabled in Windows 7).
After the policies were applied on the workstations and the service was disabled, it turned out that in Windows 10, without this service, it became impossible to use a proxy because the proxy settings had fallen off and the "OK" button in the browser connection settings window did not respond to clicking.
In Windows 7, this behavior is not observed - the specified service is disabled and you can use a proxy.

Has anyone encountered a similar problem?
Is it somehow solvable?

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  1. Hannah Xiong 6,231 Reputation points


    Thank you so much for posting here.

    If we need functionality as described in: then let it enabled. As we mentioned, we could not use a proxy once the WinHttpAutoProxySvc service is disabled.

    Frankly speaking, I am not professional with this issue. According to my research, using WPAD is a requirement if you ever want to do a Hybrid Azure AD Join in an environment that uses a proxy server.

    For more discussion, we could refer to the below link:

    Thank you so much for your understanding and support.

    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

    Best regards,
    Hannah Xiong


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