Proxy and other LAN settings can be altered for each connection configuration, and a friendly name can be assigned to each configuration - for example, "docking station." The following section covers two key issues that you should consider if your organization uses proxy servers: Corporate administrators and ISPs can preset proxy server settings by entering the settings in Stage 4 of the Internet Explorer Customization wizard.The following illustration shows the Proxy Settings screen.
These settings in the Customization wizard correspond to proxy settings in the browser.To see these settings in the browser, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options .The Secure setting is for HTTPS requests based on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.Proxy locations that do not begin with a protocol (such as // or ftp: // ) are assumed to be a CERN-type HTTP proxy.It can also work with a firewall to provide a security barrier between your internal network and the Internet.
In addition, corporate administrators can balance proxy loads and block undesirable sites.
Enter the addresses into the Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with check box in the Exceptions area.
Use a semicolon (;) between entries in the Customization wizard and in the browser.
If no protocol is specified, any request using the address will be bypassed.
If a protocol is specified, requests with the address will be bypassed only if they are of the indicated protocol type.
Selecting the Use the same proxy server for all protocols check box in the browser or the Use the same proxy server for all addresses check box in the Customization wizard makes all the other entries unavailable and copies the proxy information in the HTTP setting into the other protocol settings.