I found this KB https://kb.pulsesecure.net/articles/Pulse_Secure_Article/KB28589
It says that a solution is provided for Network Connect and one is being investigated for the Pulse client but that was over a year ago. Does anyone know if this was fixed for the Pulse client and if so, in which version?
Thanks. I found out that the users are not actually using IE 11, but using IE9. Their proxy settings are getting set to http://127.0.0.1ort/proxy.pac. Is this the right behavior when using IE 9 and Pulse 5.1R5? I see this (PRS-327308) in the release notes that indicates that's an actual bug that was fixed. Can you provide the details of this PRS?
Originally, Pulse used a file-based proxy, but then we noticed that file-based proxy no longer worked with IE 11. As a result, we changed Pulse to use an http-based proxy with IE 11 only. Later (after that fix was released), we realized that there were cases in which earlier versions of IE (including 10 and 9) also did not work with file-based proxies, so we extended the http proxies for earlier versions of IE.
So, I believe that what you are seeing is correct. Let me know if this doesn't make sense.