Networking

How to find out which Proxy Server I am using

One of our users asked: Is there a way to find out what proxy I am using if Internet Options are disabled by Group Policy?

There are couple of ways to find out what proxy server you're using.

Here's how to find out the proxy server address using Command Prompt.

Hit Win ORB | Type CMD | Click Enter

In the command prompt window type the following:

reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" | find /i "proxyserver"

Or you can use the tools like Ethereal or Wireshark to sniff for the network traffic and this way found out the address of the proxy server, although this could be a problem if you don't have appropriate permissions to install third party software.

Comments are welcome!

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Ward
0 #9 Ward 2014-10-28 19:39
Thank you, it was good information.
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mendhoo
+3 #8 mendhoo 2012-10-01 16:19
you could also use:
pre server2008 "proxycfg.exe"
post server2008 "netsh winhttp show proxy"
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mendhoo
+2 #7 mendhoo 2012-10-01 16:17
you could also use:
Server2008 "netsh winhttp show proxy"
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Checco
+4 #6 Checco 2012-06-21 09:16
Thanks a lot !
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Diwa
-1 #5 Diwa 2012-06-20 07:15
gud one,... is there a way to find what kind of proxy server like it squid , bluecoat , websence etc ...
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satish
0 #4 satish 2012-06-19 03:31
thank u soooo much :-)
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Daap
+1 #3 Daap 2012-05-23 09:33
I also found it using SystemInfo, which in earlier versions of Office (not sure about 2010) can be opened using Word, Help->Info, button System Info, and then under Internet Settings.
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Slavek
+3 #2 Slavek 2011-12-15 15:27
Just a hint - if HKEY_CURRENT_US ER does not work for you (if it does not contain any value), try to replace it with HKEY_LOCAL_MACH INE. It worked well on my working, well secured laptop :-)
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Krishna
+1 #1 Krishna 2011-11-14 12:54
Helped me.

Even thought I found it after 2 hours of search, but still saved a lot of time.

Thanks you very much
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