What process or file creates the InternetAccessType registry key ['HKLM\SOFTWARE\Altiris\AeXSWDInstSvc\InternetAccessType'] and based on what data are the values created?
The InternetAccessType regkey is used to record if the connection to the Internet is Direct or via a Proxy. The options appear to be Direct, Proxy, or Preconfig.
The InternetAccessType reg key is a DWORD, with the following values:
0 = INTERNET_OPEN_TYPE_PRECONFIG // use registry configuration
1 = INTERNET_OPEN_TYPE_DIRECT // direct to net
3 = INTERNET_OPEN_TYPE_PROXY // via named proxy
AexSWDInstSVc process does this task or creating this regkey. As part of normal operation, it should wake up, read the current settings from registry (these are the Internet Explorer settings), and save them to our hive. It will not do this in the initial run on Windows 9x or if the ‘exe’ command line parameter is included; however, every time it tries to download client or send request to Notification Server, it will check the Internet Explorer settings and save them into our hive.
We are using calls to a Microsoft API to retrieve this information. We use the functions available to us in the WinInet API and therefore do not specify any registry keys ourselves.
Looking through the documentation on Microsoft’s site at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms905660.aspx, it seems to keep information about the proxy at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections. It might also be useful to look in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer keys.
You can also see article TECH14134, "Using Proxy between Notification Server and Altiris Agents" for more details about Regkey used with a Proxy.
Notification Server 6.0.6074 SP3
Imported Document ID: TECH227796
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