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Microsoft Readiness - How to bypass proxy

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  • Hi Technet Forums,

    In my organisation we run a squid proxy server on RHEL 6.5 which I am responsible for administering.

    Our licensing team have reported issues when accessing the Microsoft readiness application via the proxy server.

    In order to solve this problem quickly, I believe the best way would be to add a bypass in my proxy.pac file for the application and get our network team to allow it direct via the firewall.

    As the application is work related, it really doesn't need to be logged for usage etc via our proxy.

    My question: Is someone able to provide a list of IP addresses that I can add to the proxy.pac file for bypass and provide to the network team so that the application no longer goes via the proxy.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.


    • Edited by Ash-1983 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:41 AM
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi All,

    I managed to solve the problem. After trolling through my proxy logs and a bit of trial and error, I found that if I added *.azure-mobile.net to bypass proxy auth then the app works without any issues.

    Thanks to all for the suggestions.

    Cheers.

    • Marked as answer by Ash-1983 Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:05 PM
    Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:05 PM

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  • Are you talking about this http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=20858 ??

    You can capture the packet drops using NetMon and check where its getting blocked. 

    Btw, are these URL's open ? 

    http://*.update.microsoft.com
    https://*.update.microsoft.com
    http://download.windowsupdate.com


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharmaMVP Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:57 AM
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:19 AM
  • Hi arnavsharma

    Thanks for your reply.

    The app that I am talking about is available on the windows app store via win 8.1

    The link for it is below. It is not part of Microsoft updates (I don't think anyway, sorry I'm a Linux admin and don't know a lot about the app)

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=39058

    I will see if one of the Licensing team members can install NetMon to shed some light on the situation.

    Cheers
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:32 AM
  • You can also drop a mail to support team : readinessapp@microsoft.com


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharmaMVP Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:57 AM
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:53 AM
  • Hi Ash-1983,


    Have you solved this issue? I can’t find the IP address you want by searching from the Internet.
    Have you contact the readinessapp team as arnavsharma mentioned?


    Best reagards,

    Fangzhou CHEN

    Monday, August 25, 2014 10:56 AM
  • Hi Arnav Sharma & Fangzhou CHEN,

    Sorry, I haven't checked the post until now. I was waiting for one of our licensing team members to perform the capture via netmon. Unfortunately it does not show the readiness app in the capture.

    I will email readinessapp@microsoft.com as suggested and see how I go.

    Thanks very much for the suggestions.

    I will update the post with the outcome.

    Cheers.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:21 PM
  • Hi All,

    I managed to solve the problem. After trolling through my proxy logs and a bit of trial and error, I found that if I added *.azure-mobile.net to bypass proxy auth then the app works without any issues.

    Thanks to all for the suggestions.

    Cheers.

    • Marked as answer by Ash-1983 Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:05 PM
    Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:05 PM