Enable WPAD optimization

Allows to turn off WPAD (Web Proxy Auto-Discovery) optimization in Google Chrome.

If this policy is set to false, WPAD optimization is disabled causing Google Chrome to wait longer for DNS-based WPAD servers. If the policy is not set or is enabled, WPAD optimization is enabled.

Independent of whether or how this policy is set, the WPAD optimization setting cannot be changed by users.

Supported on: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
Value NameWPADQuickCheckEnabled
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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