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Set up a proxy server on the machine level

Created by Beatrix.Turan, last modified by Craig Healy on Nov 04, 2016

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Updated June 14, 2016

Overview

Setting up a proxy on the machine level requires you to store proxy settings for sytem and network service accounts. For this purpose, download the psexec tool from Windows Sysinternals.

 

Steps

 

Set up the proxy for a system account

  1. Execute PsExec.exe -i -s cmd.exe to run the command prompt under a system account.
    Note: Check whether you have the proper login set up by executing the "whoami" command. The response should be "nt authority\network service"
  2. Execute %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe to run Internet explorer in system context.
  3. Open the Control Panel, and go to Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings.
  4. Click Use a proxy server, and define your proxy settings.

Set up the proxy for a network service account

  1. Execute PsExec.exe -u "NT Authority\Network Service" cmd.exe to run the command prompt under a system account.
    Note: Check whether you have the proper login set up by executing the "whoami" command. The response should be "nt authority\network service"
  2. Execute %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe to run Internet Explorer in network service context.
  3. Open the Control Panel, and go to Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings.
  4. Click Use a proxy server, and define your proxy settings.

 

Additional info if the above does not work:

 

Below the two links which describe how to use the bitsadmin tool to get/set the proxy server for localsystem/networkservice account:

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754543(v=ws.11).aspx

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770473(v=ws.11).aspx

 

 

For setting the proxy for one of these accounts, you need to swich to the context with the psexec-tool first.

 

 

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