You can use the Windows® Internet Explorer® Customization Wizard 8 to preset connection settings for your users' installations of Internet Explorer 8. It does so by importing the connection settings from your computer.

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Do not customize Connection Settings

Click this option if you do not want to preset your users' customization settings.

Import the current Connection Settings from this machine

Click this option to use the connection settings from your computer to preset your users' settings. To change any of these settings, click Modify Settings to open the Connections tab in the Internet Properties dialog box, and then edit the settings from there.

Delete existing Dial-up Connection Settings

If you are a corporate administrator, select this check box to clear the existing settings on your users' computers.


If you are a corporate administrator, you can also use the options on the Additional Settings page in the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 8 to specify whether users can change their connection settings. You can customize additional connection settings using the Automatic Configuration page in the wizard.

If you want to first view the settings that you will import, do the following:

To view settings that will be imported
  1. In Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Connections tab.

  2. On the tab, click Settings to view dial-up settings and click LAN Settings to view network settings.


If you are planning to use an .ins file to configure your users' settings, the address for automatic configuration is not imported as part of this procedure and must be set manually.

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