How to set AutoProxy on server core?

Anthony Hunter 6 Reputation points
2020-09-14T17:07:34.397+00:00

I need to configure the autoproxy for my server, but I can't find the right command line or reg settings to give my machine internet access on my companies network.
We normally set this through "Internet Options|Local Area Network Settings" on our other machines.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

Anthony

Windows Server
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  1. Candy Luo 12,451 Reputation points
    2020-09-15T06:12:58.94+00:00

    Hi ,

    We can use netsh winhttp set proxy to configure the proxy settings for a server core.

    Configure your server to use a proxy server:

    netsh Winhttp set proxy <servername>:<port number>  
    

    For example: netsh winhttp set proxy 10.0.0.6:8080

    To reset the winhttp proxy, enter the following command and press Enter:

    netsh winhttp reset proxy  
    

    For detailed information, please refer to the link below:

    Quick Reference for Server Core Tasks

    Best Regards,

    Candy

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  2. Candy Luo 12,451 Reputation points
    2020-09-17T02:33:23.337+00:00

    Hi ,

    Please use the following script:

    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" /v AutoConfigURL /t REG_SZ /d "http://pac.mycompany/mycompany/filtering.pac" /f  
    

    As the picture below:

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    To clear that field:

    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" /v AutoConfigURL /t REG_SZ /d "" /f  
    

    If you want to use PowerShell, you can run the cmdlet below:

    Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKCU:Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings' -Name AutoConfigURL -Value 'http://www.yourdomain.com/config.pac'  
    

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    Best Regards,

    Candy


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  3. Øistein 1 Reputation point
    2021-01-19T16:09:52.277+00:00

    Hello,

    I am facing the same problem, using Windows Server Core 2019 as well.
    "Normal" proxy can be configured via:
    netsh winhttp set proxy <proxy>:<port>

    Reset with:
    netsh winhttp reset proxy

    However, when trying to use a .pac file (automatic configuration file), the server seems to ignore the settings.
    I have tried setting this via the registry via Group Policy Management Console, same way we do on servers with GUI.
    The values are registered in the registry, however they do not seem to have any effect.

    Would be nice if someone knows how to make this work.

    regards,
    Øistein

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