Make Windows Update Work with a Proxy Server

Takashi Yoshida bio photo By Takashi Yoshida

My development workstation at office accesses Internet through a proxy server so Windows Update does not work without an additional configuration change. I’m adding this post so I can configure my Windows workstation whenever I need to restore it (again).

netsh winhttp set proxy proxy_server:proxy_port

This works in my network configuration at office. You can read How the Windows Update Client Determines Which Proxy Server to Use to Connect to the Windows Update Web Site and see if another options work out for you.