Disable changing Automatic Configuration settings

This setting specifies to automatically detect the proxy server settings used to connect to the Internet and customize Internet Explorer. This setting specifies that Internet explorer use the configuration settings provided in a file by the system administrator.

If you enable this policy setting, the user will not be able to do automatic configuration. You can import your current connection settings from your machine using Internet Explorer Maintenance under Admin Templates using group policy editor.

If you disable or do no configure this policy setting, the user will have the freedom to automatically configure these settings.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 5.0
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel
Value NameAutoconfig
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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