Semi-Mobile Users

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I am having an issue with setting up a proxy on our semi-mobile users. When they are working on their laptop in the office they are required to go through our proxy server to access the internet. When they go home the proxy must be disabled to access the internet from there. Is there any way of setting this up so that they don't need to switch back and forth?

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Why don’t you use hardware profile, here you can configure what you need on a specific hardware or user profile. When the user boots up the user will be prompted which hardware profile to use. Hope this helps

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  • Skepticals
    Another option is to use two different browsers. IE for work, Firefox for home...if the proxy settings are configured in the browser.
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  • Tbitner
    If you are using Netscreen, you can force all traffic through the VPN tunnel. Internet connectivity would not work until the VPN is activated.
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  • Mssmikey
    write a small program that pings the internal address of your proxy. If it's alive, enable it. if it's not, disable it. put it in run key. Also make a shortcut to it so it may be run manually.
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  • Snapper70
    If you have a way of hosting it, then set up a simple proxy.pac file for the users. Load it from a server on the network. In the office, they will load the proxy.pac file, and go through the proxy. If they VPN in, they still load the proxy.pac. If they simply run IE or Firefox from their home/hotel connections, the proxy.pac won't be found (it will take about 30 seconds to timeout); but they then default to a null proxy.pac file, and wind up going directly - no end user involvement !
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