One-Liner: Setting Default Web Proxy for Windows Server 2003 and 2008

Our labs run a mix of Windows Server 2003 and 2008.  Setting a proxy in Windows Server 2003 is as follows:

CMD> proxycfg.exe proxy.fqdn *.first.excluded.domain;*.second.excluded.domain;*

Windows Server 2008 doesn’t have proxycfg.exe, so the command is:

CMD> netsh.exe winhttp set proxy proxy-server="proxy.fqdn" bypass-list="*.first.excluded.domain;*.second.excluded.domain;*"

Of course, Windows Server 2003's version of netsh.exe doesn't support setting the proxy...

Comments (2)

  1. Alfonse Brown says:

    Thanks. This saved me time looking for how to do it on W2K3.

  2. timdunn says:

    Well, look at the good news – this will all be irrelevant come 2015-07-14…

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