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Windows Thread, P[r]oxy problem in Technical; Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer I think ProxyCfg only sets the proxy value used by automatic updates Nearly, it sets the ...
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    Re: P[r]oxy problem

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    I think ProxyCfg only sets the proxy value used by automatic updates
    Nearly, it sets the proxy for WinHTTP. Where as the older versions used the IE settings the new WinHTTP requires you specifically tell it whats going on. I use the following setting

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    proxycfg -d -p proxy.mynetwork.net:8080 mywsusserver
    Which means that Windows Updates still works yet I can use WSUS without clients failing to find the server.

    WinHTTP is also used for Windows Defender definition updates too btw.

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    Glad it worked out. How did you find the culprit, cleitns side diagnostics or did you simply stare the problem into submission
    The GPMC will help you here.

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    Re: P[r]oxy problem

    Gosh, I didn't realise I made such a hash of spelling the word 'clients'. ops:

    Obviously a lot of you must do the Times crossword

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    Re: P[r]oxy problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff

    Code:
    proxycfg -d -p proxy.mynetwork.net:8080 mywsusserver
    Which means that Windows Updates still works yet I can use WSUS without clients failing to find the server.
    Windows Update doesn't need a proxy value set by proxyfg. Automatic Updates does.

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    Re: P[r]oxy problem

    Both use WinHTTP. But so does WSUS. So you have to get it just right.

    If you don't believe me, ask it whats happening with BITSAdmin.exe.

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    Re: P[r]oxy problem

    Well WinHTTP must revert to it's old behaviour of using the IE proxy value in HKCU because I have run on WU sucessfully several times without bothering with proxycfg.

    Automatic updates, however, has always needed proxycfg -u or -p to be run.

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    Re: P[r]oxy problem

    It does work to a point. It just gets stuck forever trying to download updates direct instead of going via a proxy.

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