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22nd October 2010, 11:59 PM #1
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Updating Microsoft Security Essentials when behind a proxy
This one was driving me nuts - MSE would fail when trying to update as we sit behind the LEA's web proxy at work. I couldn't for the life of me understand why - nor were there any settings in application, nor did it seem to read from IE's proxy settings.
I found the solution the other day to actually get it to read from IE's settings. Here's how:
1) Set your desired proxy settings up in IE and test
2) Open a Command Prompt (with Admin rights) and type:
3) Open MSE and update it - it should now work.
If you are using this on a machine such as a laptop that roams and is used outside of a proxy server, simply disable the proxy settings in IE and run proxycfg -u again.
Hope this is of use to those tearing their hair out like I was!
2 Thanks to nsherin:
Steven_Cleaver (23rd October 2010), tech_guy (23rd October 2010)
23rd October 2010, 12:04 AM #2
23rd October 2010, 12:09 AM #3
Or let your WSUS server take the strain.
23rd October 2010, 10:51 AM #4
Well to be honest you shouldnt be using it, that's why it's not easy
You should be using Microsoft Forefront Instead
23rd October 2010, 01:30 PM #5
Well the post above are still relevant to Small Businesses of 10 PCs or less who may well be behind a proxy.
Originally Posted by p-dave
23rd October 2010, 01:41 PM #6
MSE is not licensed for academic use even under the small business terms:
1.INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
a.Home Use. If you are a home user, then you may install and use any number of copies of the software on your personal devices for use by people who reside in your household. As a home user, you may not use the software in any commercial, non-profit, or revenue generating business activities.
b.Small Business. If you operate a small business, then you may install and use the software on up to ten (10) devices in your business.
i.The software may not be used on a device running an enterprise version of a Microsoft Windows operating system. ii.The software may not be used on devices owned by government or academic institutions.
23rd October 2010, 01:55 PM #7
Very true but just making the point that seeing as EduGeek isn't just aimed at schools support, the above information would be more helpful to others than a should be using Forefront comment.
23rd October 2010, 02:48 PM #8
Take your point, but OP's signature clearly indicates he is at a school and therefore cannot legally use MSE on computers in his workplace.
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