Configure HTTP Proxy

This policy setting allows you to specify the HTTP proxy settings for Windows Media Player.

If you enable this policy setting, select one of the following proxy types:

- Autodetect: the proxy settings are automatically detected.
- Custom: unique proxy settings are used.
- Use browser proxy settings: browser's proxy settings are used.

If the Custom proxy type is selected, the rest of the options on the Setting tab must be specified because no default settings are used for the proxy. The options are ignored if Autodetect or Browser is selected.

The Configure button on the Network tab in the Player is not available for the HTTP protocol and the proxy cannot be configured. If the "Hide network tab" policy setting is also enabled, the entire Network tab is hidden.

This policy is ignored if the "Streaming media protocols" policy setting is enabled and HTTP is not selected.

If you disable this policy setting, the HTTP proxy server cannot be used and the user cannot configure the HTTP proxy.

If you do not configure this policy setting, users can configure the HTTP proxy settings.

Supported on: Windows Media Player for Windows XP and later.
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTP
Value NameProxyPolicy
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Proxy type


  1. Autodetect
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTP
    Value NameProxyType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
    Registry HiveRegistry Path:Value NameValue TypeValue
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPAutodetectProxyREG_DWORD1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPUseProxyDELETE
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPUseBrowserProxyDELETE
  2. Custom
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTP
    Value NameProxyType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
    Registry HiveRegistry Path:Value NameValue TypeValue
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPUseProxyREG_DWORD1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPAutodetectProxyDELETE
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPUseBrowserProxyDELETE
  3. Use browser proxy settings
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTP
    Value NameProxyType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
    Registry HiveRegistry Path:Value NameValue TypeValue
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPUseBrowserProxyREG_DWORD1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPAutodetectProxyDELETE
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTPUseProxyDELETE

The following options apply only to custom proxies.

Proxy address

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTP
Value NameProxyAddress
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value
Proxy port

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTP
Value NameProxyPort
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value80
Min Value1
Max Value65535
Bypass proxy for local addresses
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTP
Value NameBypassProxyLocal
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\Protocols\HTTP
Value NameExludeFromProxy
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

windowsmediaplayer.admx

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