Configure Internet Explorer SettingsConfiguring Internet Explorer Settings

  1. Name the Configuration
  2. Define Configuration
  3. Define Target
  4. Deploy Configuration


The Internet Explorer settings such as Home page, Search page, Download directory, and Proxy Server settings can be configured using Desktop Central Internet Explorer Configuration.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the Internet Explorer configuration.

Step 2 Define Configuration

The following table provides the Internet Explorer parameters that can be configured using Desktop Central. Specify the values only if a change is required for a particular parameter, else, leave it blank.


Parameter Description

Home Page

Refers to the page that opens when the Internet Explorer is started. You can configure multiple home pages, by specifying the urls in separate lines.

Search Page

Refers to the search engine that Internet Explorer uses when clicked on the Search button from the toolbar.

Download Directory

Refers to the location where the file downloads are redirected. Click the icon to select and assign a dynamic variable to this parameter.

Automatic Configuration Script

Refers to the URL of the script that is used to configure the proxy settings of Internet Explorer.

Internet Connection Wizard

The Internet Connection Wizard is invoked when a user tries to launch the Internet Explorer for the first time. Specify whether to remove or retain this.

Proxy Server

A proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediate between the computer in the network and the Internet, and that ensures security, administrative control, and caching. Select the appropriate proxy setting.


The IP address or host name of the Proxy Server.


The port number of the Proxy Server

Bypass for local addresses**

Specifies how the request has to be routed when a local address is accessed using the Internet Explorer. Select any of the following options:

  1. Bypass proxy server: Select this option if the request should not be routed through the proxy server for local addresses.

  2. Dont Bypass proxy server: Select this option if the request should be routed through the proxy server even for local addresses.

  3. Preserve Client Settings: To preserve the settings of the client untouched.

Do not use proxy server
for addresses beginning with**

The list of addresses that begins with the text specified in this field will not use the Proxy Server. You can specify multiple values as semi-colon separated.



This field is enabled only when Bypass Proxy server option is selected.


You can choose to Add or Remove favorite by specifying the Name, Folder and Url. Multiple Entries can be added by clicking on Save & New button.  If you choose to use a same name for multiple favorite, then the latest favorite will overwrite the previous one. If you wanted to add a favorite with a sub folder, then you can specify it, like mentioned in the example below:

Example:  Adventnet/Desktopcentral


** - required only if Use Proxy Server option is selected.

Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Internet Explorer Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined Internet Explorer Configuration in the targets defined. The configuration will take effect during the next user logon.


To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.


See Also: Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets


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