Windows Update Through Proxy RRS feed

  • Question

  • This is nothing new. The built in windows update will not communicate through a proxy server. But with other OS's, you can navigate to the windows update site manually and get the updates. Now with Vista, if you go to the site, it kicks off the built in internal update.

    So far I have not found any configurable proxy settings settings for the built in internal windows update in Vista RC1. Is there a fix or configurable setting?

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 5:43 PM


  • If you already set proxy settings in IE, Windows Update will use it.

    Good luck

    Friday, October 20, 2006 6:14 PM

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  • If you already set proxy settings in IE, Windows Update will use it.

    Good luck

    Friday, October 20, 2006 6:14 PM
  • Sorry, didn't work.  IE can get out to the internet just fine.  Windows update comes back with the error 8024402F.  Any help would be apprieciated.
    Monday, December 11, 2006 6:41 PM
  • What proxy server are you using? Usually its a configuration issue with the proxy server itself, or a proxy server set to "transparent"
    Wednesday, December 20, 2006 5:23 PM
  • I solved a problem with Windows Update error 0x8024402f by going to my Linksys BEFSX41 router and turning off the ActiveX filter.



    Thursday, December 28, 2006 1:21 AM
  • Has anyone found a solution for this problem when the computer does not use proxies and is not running through a router?

    Sunday, September 9, 2007 7:47 PM
  • how do you slove it ? i cannot slove tis problem o so ... and i off my firewall and anti virus program o so cannot ...why windows vista hav a such of stupid error... and my vista is running automatic detect my network

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007 2:51 PM
  • This could be useful.




    Thursday, November 8, 2007 7:00 AM
  • In Vista, Windows Update does not use the proxy settings in IE.

    It uses the WinHTTP proxy settings.

    These are accessed via a cmd shell run as Administrator:
    netsh winhttp set proxy <YOUR PROXY SERVER>:<PORT> "<EXCLUSION LIST>"

    See this thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistanetworking/thread/dce8b3cf-1399-4b69-bef5-5549ad5fca4e
    Friday, June 26, 2009 3:44 AM
  • In Windows XP use proxycfg tool look here for details :


    Windows Updates using Proxy

    Thursday, November 3, 2011 8:39 PM
  • Very Good, deshabilite el Firewall, ok update windows ....
    Saturday, September 5, 2015 1:47 PM
  • This worked for me for Server 2019
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:35 PM