Define proxy server for connecting to the network

This policy setting allows you to configure the named proxy that should be used when the client attempts to connect to the network for definition updates and MAPS reporting. If the named proxy fails or if there is no proxy specified, the client will fall back to the alternative options (in order):
1. Proxy server (if specified)
2. Proxy .pac URL (if specified)
3. None
4. Internet Explorer proxy settings
5. Autodetect

If you enable this setting, the proxy will be set to the specified URL according to the order specified above. The URL should be proceeded with either http:// or https://.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, the proxy will skip over this fallback step according to the order specified above.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT
Define proxy server for connecting to the network

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender
Value NameProxyServer
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

windowsdefender.admx

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