Configuring WPAD for Content Gateway
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- Last Published Date: December 05, 2018
Notes & Warnings
For information on sending WPAD via GPO for users, see How to set advanced settings in Internet Explorer by using Group Policy Objects.
How do I configure WPAD on my network for Content Gateway?
The wpad.dat file can be configured in the Content Gateway Manager:
A sample PAC file for WPAD:
function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
if (isPlainHostName(host) || dnsDomainIs(host,".company.com"))
return "PROXY myproxy.company.com:8080; DIRECT";
Additional configurations on the network are needed for WPAD to work. You can configure DHCP or DNS for automatic discovery.
Note If both are configured and DHCP fails, then DNS will take over.
For additional information on configuring your network (DHCP or DNS) for WPAD, review TechNet article Automatic Discovery for Firewall and Web Proxy Clients.