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Configuring the WPAD Server

Published: November 15, 2009

Updated: February 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

You can use the Forefront TMG server as the WPAD server on which the Wpad.dat and Wspad.dat configuration files are located. This topic describes how to configure the WPAD server. It describes how to configure the network on which clients are located to publish automatic discovery information, and how to specify the port on which the Forefront TMG computer should make automatic discovery information available.

To configure the WPAD server

  1. In the Forefront TMG Management console, in the tree, click Networking.

  2. In the details pane, click the Networks tab, then select the network on which you want to listen for WPAD requests from clients (usually the default internal network).

  3. On the Tasks tab, click Edit Selected Network.

  4. On the Auto Discovery tab, select Publish automatic discovery information for this network.

  5. In Use this port for automatic discovery requests, specify the port on which the Forefront TMG WPAD server should listen for WPAD requests from clients. 

By default, Forefront TMG publishes automatic discovery information on port 80. If you are using a WPAD entry in DNS, you must publish on port 80. WPAD entries in DHCP can use any port.

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