Block or unblock proxy settings in Windows 10/11

If you use the internet, you can do so directly, via a vpn or via a proxy server. A proxy server acts as a gateway between you and the Internet. It is a server that separates end users from the websites they visit.

If you have a workstation or a work server environment then it may be helpful to block certain settings. You can also block access to the proxy settings in both Windows 11 as in Windows 10.

You can block proxy settings by modifying the Windows registry. By modifying the registry you can block the proxy settings, users who consult the proxy settings will then see the following message: Some of these settings are managed by your organization.

Block proxy settings in Windows

You can also use the following to unblock the proxy settings. For this you must be an administrator of the PC.

Block or unblock proxy settings in Windows 10 or Windows 11

To begin with open the Windows registry. Go to the key:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\

Right-click on “Microsoft”. On the menu, click New, then click Key. Give this key the following name “Internet Explorer”. Then right-click “Internet Explorer” and click New and then Key. Name this key “Control Panel”.

Now right-click on “Control Panel”. In the menu, click New and then “DWORD (32-bit) Value”. Name this value “Proxy”. Double-click “Proxy” and change the value data to “1”, without quotes.

Below you will see the result of the adjustment in the Windows registry.

Block or unblock proxy settings in Windows

To unblock the proxy settings, change “Proxy” to “0”.

Open Windows Terminal now. In the Terminal window type:

gpupdate /force

You have now applied the policy to the computer. The proxy settings are now disabled or enabled.

gpupdate force

I hope you have helped with this. Thanks for reading!

Also read: Block quick settings in Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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