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Does anyone know of a scriptable way to switch Internet Proxy LAN Settings for browsers

Does anyone know of a scriptable way to switch Internet Proxy LAN Settings for browsers

I have two networks at work and when I have to use my Wireless settings I need IE to use one set of Proxy LAN Settings, and when I am plugged in I need a different set.

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Guest [Entry]

"Absolutely!

Almost all programs these days keep their settings within the registry somewhere. So if it is in the registry and you want to automate it you are in luck.

The first step is to find the registry keys that contain the specific configuration that you are going to automate. Once you have the registry keys identified, export those keys to a REG file type. Then write yourself a script which will call the .REG file from the command line.

The example REG file content below thanks to Ivo

Regedit4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
""MigrateProxy""=dword:00000001
""ProxyEnable""=dword:00000001
""ProxyHttp1.1""=dword:00000000
""ProxyServer""=""http://ProxyServername:80""
""ProxyOverride""=""<local>""

An example to actually put the contents of the REG file within the registry is...

C:> REGSRV32 myregsettings.REG

If it prompts you for a response such as a Y/N question use the following example instead

C:> REGSRV32 myregistrysettings.REG < yes.txt

where yes.txt is you should create a text file which contains the Y character and a carriage return to complete the response."
Guest [Entry]

For little money there is Mobile Net Switch which can manage whole network setting profiles including proxy settings. I use it for some time and could not find any better (free) software.