Enable Update Windows XP through Proxy using Windows Automatic Updates

 

Enable Update Windows XP  through Proxy using Windows Automatic Updates.

 

   When your network use proxy to connect to internet, you may not be able to use Windows XP Automatic Updates to updates your Windows XP directly for the internet.  Until you configure Windows XP to use proxy server you cannot enable Windows automatic updates.  To enable Windows XP to use proxy server, you need to setup your Windows XP default proxy server using proxycfg the proxy configuration tools.  The step by step below show how to configure Windows XP Automatic Updates to use proxy server. 

 

Windows XP Automatic Updates through proxy

 

The example below show that Windows XP operating system updating and apply patch, hot fix and then update Windows XP by restarting the computer.

Windows XP operating system updating and apply patch, hot fix

 

or Windows XP patch and hot fix apply when you want to turn off your computer.

Windows XP patch and hot fix apply when you want to turn off your computer

 

Step to enable Windows XP Automatic Update Fix

 

1.  Go to Start menu -> Setting -> Control Panel... then setup Windows XP automatic update by clicking on Automatic Updates icon

Setup Windows XP automatic update by clicking on Automatic Updates icon

 

2.  Make sure that the radio button is set to Automatic (recommended) and set the best time for your computer to download the hot fix and patch (best when your computer idle.. e.g. lunch time or midnight)

Windows XP Automatic Updates setup for download

 

3.  Now open Windows XP command prompt and type in proxycfg and then hit 'Enter' key to check current proxy for your Windows XP

Configure default proxy server using proxycfg command

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

 

C:\Documents and Settings\jason>proxycfg

Microsoft (R) WinHTTP Default Proxy Configuration Tool

Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Current WinHTTP proxy settings under:

  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\

    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\

      WinHttpSettings :

 

     Direct access (no proxy server).

 

C:\Documents and Settings\jason>

 

4.  To setup Windows Xp proxy server, execute proxycfg command with -p option then put Proxy Server IP address as show on command example below.

put:

Configure Windows XP proxy server address

example:-

Setup Windows Xp proxy server

C:\Documents and Settings\jason>proxycfg -p 172.16.160.119:8080 172.16.*

Microsoft (R) WinHTTP Default Proxy Configuration Tool

Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Updated proxy settings

Current WinHTTP proxy settings under:

  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\

    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\

      WinHttpSettings :

 

    Proxy Server(s) :  172.16.160.119:8080

    Bypass List     :  172.16.*

 

C:\Documents and Settings\jason>

 

5.  Verify Windows XP default proxy configuration changes by execute proxycfg command as show on example below.

Verify Windows XP default proxy configuration changes

 

6.  To check Windows XP Automatic update log file, execute command shown below:

Check windows XP update log file:-

C:\Documents and Settings\jason>notepad %windir%\Windowsupdate.log

2009-08-21     10:08:12:375    1684    cc4       DnldMgr            * Queueing update for download handler request generation.

2009-08-21     10:08:12:375    1684    cc4       DnldMgr          Generating download request for update {BF6C2D42-31A0-437D-B5B5-ED93DB8AFA77}.101

2009-08-21     10:08:12:562    1684    cc4       Handler            Windows Patch download for UpdateId = {BF6C2D42-31A0-437D-B5B5-ED93DB8AFA77}: selected action is download full-file.

2009-08-21     10:08:14:531    1684    cc4       DnldMgr          ***********  DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {BF6C2D42-31A0-437D-B5B5-ED93DB8AFA77}.101]  ***********

2009-08-21     10:08:14:531    1684    cc4       DnldMgr            * All files for update were already downloaded and are valid.

2009-08-21     10:08:14:750    1684    c18      AU       >>##  RESUMED  ## AU: Download update [UpdateId = {9397A21F-246

 

7.  Get help using proxycfg command

C:\Documents and Settings\jason>proxycfg -?

Microsoft (R) WinHTTP Default Proxy Configuration Tool

Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

usage:

 

    proxycfg -?  : to view help information

 

    proxycfg     : to view current WinHTTP proxy settings

 

    proxycfg [-d] [-p <server-name> [<bypass-list>]]

 

        -d : set direct access

        -p : set proxy server(s), and optional bypass list

 

    proxycfg -u  : import proxy settings from current user's

                   Microsoft Internet Explorer manual settings (in HKCU)

 

C:\Documents and Settings\jason>

 

Remove default proxy server on Windows XP

 

Use the Proxycfg.exe command tool to remove proxy server and to configure direct access to the Internet, follow these steps:

 

1.  Open Windows Xp command interpreter cmd.exe.

2.  Type in proxycfg with -d option and hit 'Enter' key to remove proxy server configuration.

Remove default proxy server on Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>proxycfg -d

Microsoft (R) WinHTTP Default Proxy Configuration Tool

Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Updated proxy settings

Current WinHTTP proxy settings under:

  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\

    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\

      WinHttpSettings :

 

     Direct access (no proxy server).

 

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>

 

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1 comment

2
Aug

Proxy authentication

Ok then. Thx for a good manual, but what can I do if proxy needs authentication via login/password?

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