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WPAD not working for a particular user in IE

Here is an odd one. When I log into a laptop with a test user I am not getting filtered in IE. I know this because I have a particular site in the blocklist that I use for testing. We use WPAD (via DHCP & DNS) and I have double checked the settings many times.

Using the same laptop w/ same IP, same settings etc - going to same website in blocklist

I log in with test account & try IE - not filtered

same test account and try firefox - filtered

I log in with my username & try IE - filtered

my username & try firefox - filtered

try my domain admin username & IE - filtered

try my domain admin & firefox - filtered

I have even tried using the rule tracing - when I rule tracing on the laptop and go to the website in IE with the test account nothing shows up. Then I can fire up firefox and go to it and the rule tracing starts showing the hits. So for whatever reason with this test account it's not even going to the MWG.

Anyone have any ideas what the issue might be?

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Re: WPAD not working for a particular user in IE

I've seen this before. Windows gets into a tizzy sometimes with network locations.

Try deleting/renaming this key from the client's registry (back it up first):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\Wpad

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