Use the Automatic Configuration page in the IEAK 11 Wizard


Microsoft 365 apps and services will not support Internet Explorer 11 starting August 17, 2021 (Microsoft Teams will not support Internet Explorer 11 earlier, starting November 30, 2020). Learn more. Please note that Internet Explorer 11 will remain a supported browser. Internet Explorer 11 is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.

The Automatic Configuration page of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK 11) Customization Wizard lets you provide URLs to the files that’ll automatically configure Internet Explorer 11 for a group of employees or devices.

This page only appears if you’re using the Internal version of the wizard.

You can set your proxy settings using Internet setting (.ins) files. You can also configure and maintain your advanced proxy settings using JScript (.js), JavaScript (.jvs), or proxy auto-configuration (.pac) script files. When you provide an auto-proxy script, IE dynamically determines whether to connect directly to a host or to use a proxy server.

You can use the Domain Name System (DNS) and the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) naming systems to detect and change a browser’s settings automatically when the employee first starts IE on the network. For more info, see Set up auto detection for DHCP or DNS servers using IEAK 11, or refer to the product documentation for your DNS and DHCP software packages.

To check the existing settings on your employee’s devices

  1. Open IE, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Connections tab.

  2. Click LAN Settings and make sure that the Use automatic configuration script box is selected, confirming the path and name of the file in the Address box.

To use the Automatic Configuration page

  1. Check the Automatically detect configuration settings box to automatically detect browser settings.

  2. Check the Enable Automatic Configuration box if you plan to automatically change your IE settings after deployment, using configuration files. You can then:

    • Type the length of time (in minutes) for how often settings are to be applied in your company. Putting zero (0), or nothing, in this box will cause automatic configuration to only happen when the computer’s restarted.

    • Type the location to your .ins file. You can edit this file directly to make any necessary changes.

      The updates will take effect the next time your employee starts IE, or during your next scheduled update.

    • Type the location to your automatic proxy script file.

      If you specify URLs for both auto-config and auto-proxy, the auto-proxy URL will be incorporated into the .ins file. The correct form for the URL is https://share/test.ins.

  3. Click Next to go to the Proxy Settings page or Back to go to the Connection Settings page.