More info, in the increasingly unlikely case that anyone can actually help
I renamed the
Settings\Wpad key, and let Windows create a new one. And it did, and with
the same values as were previously set for these networks.
Home network (no proxy):
WpadDecision = 0
WpadDecisionReason = 1
Work network (proxy):
WpadDecision = 1
WpadDecisionReason = 0
Since I don't find documentation for these registry values, I don't know if
the right decision is being reached, but given that they're opposite,
there's a good chance. It's clearly detecting a difference.
So then the question becomes, why isn't Windows changing proxy settings
between the two systems?
"Jeff Vandervoort" <jeffv at jrvsystems dot com> wrote in message
> I guess I should also mention that WPAD is working elsewhere in the office
> network, despite not working not on my machine. And I can download
> http://wpad.domainname.local/wpad.dat on my machine.
> Jeff Vandervoort
> "Jeff Vandervoort" <jeffv at jrvsystems dot com> wrote in message
>> I use my Win 7 notebook on an office network with a proxy during the day,
>> and on my home network w/o proxy at night. Used to be that WPAD
>> configured the proxy settings for me, but it stopped working a week or
>> two ago; don't recall when. I have to manually turn on "Use a proxy
>> server" at the office and turn it off again at home. "Automatically
>> detect settings" is turned on.
>> Any idea how I can get it working again?
>> Jeff Vandervoort