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I've just installed windows 10 as a fresh install. I've configured the proxy settings for our organisation using a local account and the internet and local network seems to be working properly.

I have created a new user using my work email address and when I attempt to log in to it I get a long wait, followed by the error: You must be online the first time to complete your account setup. If I check the network connections from the login screen it appears to be connected, but it looks like it's timing out.

Do the proxy settings from a local account apply to all users? Is there a way to make sure they do?

  • Turns out I didn't actually need to do this. What I really should have been doing is adding my machine to the corporate domain. – stib Apr 18 '17 at 9:28
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Proxy settings are by default user dependent.

To set a system proxy you could try to use Netsh and set the WinHTTP setting.

netsh winhttp import proxy would import the proxy settings form the current user. While netsh winhttp set proxy <proxy url> would set it. To view the current settings just run netsh winhttp dump.

  • Just to clarify, I run this command from an admin prompt in the local user, don't I? – stib Apr 18 '17 at 7:52
  • As that is probably the only option to currently access the system, yes. – Seth Apr 18 '17 at 8:55

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