Note: You need to use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) on a computer that runs Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2012 to manage a domain.
Create a New Group Policy Object (GPO)
- 1. In the Group Policy Management window, under Domains, right-click the domain name.
- 2. Select Create and Link a GPO Here. The New GPO window appears.
- 3. Enter an intuitive Name for the GPO, such as Proxy Server Policy.
- 4. Click OK.
Change the GPO Status
The new GPO appears in the left pane under the specified domain.
- 1. Select the policy proxy GPO.
- 2. In the right pane, click the Details tab, and then change the GPO Status to Computer Configuration settings disabled. This minimizes the parts of the GPO that are applied, so that users can log on more quickly.
Edit the GPO
For Firefox Users
FirefoxADM can be used for allowing centrally managed locked and/or default settings in Firefox via Group Policy Templates in Active Directory.
Secure the Proxy Settings
After you enable the proxy settings, you should disable users’ ability to change them.
- 1. In the Group Policy window, in the left pane:
- Select User Configuration.
- Select Administrative Templates.
- Select Windows Components.
- Select Internet Explorer.
- 2. In the right pane, scroll down to and right-click Prevent changing proxy settings. Select Properties, and then select Enabled.
- 3. Click Apply, and then click OK twice. Users now cannot change their proxy settings.