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Change the WSUS proxy server specification using the WSUS Administration Console

Updated: July 19, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Windows Server Update Services, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

When you install the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 server software, you are prompted to specify proxy server information. This topic describes how to change the proxy server information by using the WSUS Administration Console.

For more information about how to configure a proxy server to work with WSUS, see Configure the proxy server located in the Prepare the Network and Server for WSUS 3.0 SP2 topic of this deployment guide.

  1. Open the WSUS Administration Console.

  2. In the left pane of the WSUS Administration Console, expand the server name, and then click Options.

  3. In the Options pane, click Update Source and Update Server, and then click the Proxy Server tab.

  4. Use the following options to modify the existing proxy server configuration:

    • To remove a proxy server from the WSUS configuration, clear the check box for Use a proxy server when synchronizing, and then click OK.

    • To change or add a proxy server to the WSUS configuration:

      1. Select the check box for Use a proxy server when synchronizing.

      2. In the Proxy server name text box, type the name of the proxy server.

      3. In the Proxy port number text box, type the port number of the proxy server. The default port number is 80.

      4. If the proxy server requires that you use a specific user account, select the Use user credentials to connect to the proxy server check box. Type the required user name, domain, and password into the corresponding text boxes.

      5. If the proxy server supports basic authentication, select the Allow basic authentication (password is sent in cleartext) check box.

      6. Click OK.

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