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WinHTTP and proxycfg

Anyone using WinHTTP in their products?  If you are, then you probably know that clients that need to use a proxy have to run the proxycfg.exe app to configure WinHTTP's proxies.

Do you automatically run proxycfg for your clients?  I'd like to do that, but might mess up something they've already set up.

So my next question is: Do any of you parse the output from proxycfg to try and determine if the user already has something setup?  I can't tell if there are different language versions of proxycfg or not so I'm not sure how safe my parsing will be.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
hang on, it's the same proxy config as used by IE, so if IE is setup (which it most likely is), you should be ok
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Monday, July 30, 2007
No, it's not the same. 

ProxyCfg -u will make them the same (at least will take a current snapshot of the current IE settings), but they are definitely not the same.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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