Content Deployment with MOSS2007: Remote Upload Request failed – Http 502 Proxy Error

This post is about a specific situation that may happen when doing Content Deployment with MOSS2007: Remote Upload Request failed - Http 502 (aka bad gateway)

The HTTP 502 Proxy Error 


The content deployment job fails with:  Content deployment job '<job name>' failed.The remote upload Web request failed.

The ULS log shows an entry

01/28/2009 09:58:09.07 OWSTIMER.EXE (0x0984)                     0x0500      CMS                                 Content Deployment                  6p00  Critical   

Failed to communicate with destination server for Content Deployment job '<job name>'. Exception was: 'System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 502: Proxy Error ( The host was not found. ).     at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)

at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters)    

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.Internal.Administration.ContentDeploymentRemoteImportSoapClient.CreateJob(String description, String sourceId, String destinationServerUrl, String destinationSiteCollection, SPIncludeSecurity includeSecurity, SPImportUserInfoDateTimeOption includeUserInfoDateTime, Boolean enableEventReceivers, Boolean fileCompression)    

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.Administration.ContentDeploymentJob.DoServerToServer()'     


How I could resolve it ?


On the server:

1.       net stop sptimerv3

2.       Interactively log-on as the Service Account.

3.       Launched Internet Explorer, menu Tools \ Internet Options \ Connections \ LAN Settings : clear all check-boxes, including the “Automatically detect settings”

4.       Logoff

5.       Logon on as Admin

6.       Net start sptimerv3

7.       Start the Content Deployment job again






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