Re: SBS 4.5, Proxy Server 2 and W2K Client Running OE to access Hotmail

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Your thread seems to be buried in another but hopefully you will see this.

Hotmail changed a while back and no longer allow direct access via HTTP
unless you upgrade to the "plus" ($) account. Even if you turn off proxy
you will probably get:

Could not connect to Hotmail as xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Hotmail no longer allows email access via Outlook Express for free email

Please visit to learn more.

Account: 'Hotmail', Server:
'', Protocol: HTTPMail,
Server Response: 'Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now
requires a subscription. Please sign up at', Port: 0,
Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCCF6

As for installing proxy, it should NOT be done via the SBS console on 2K or
XP machines. You should simply install it from the server "mspclnt" share
(run setup.exe). Note that 2K/XP installs can have a bug where the
WSPCPL32.CPL file needs to be copied to the system32 directory manually
(simply copy the file from another PC).


As for Win XP Windows Update issues with proxy 2.0 I have found the
following usually works:
1) Setup PC to use proxy server in Internet connections
2) At the command line, run "proxycfg -u". It should prompt back indicating
the proxy is port 80 (assuming SBS 4.5 defaults).
3) Turn OFF automatic updates when manually updating - it interferes with
manual updates in my experience.
4) Run Windows update

As for a proxy reference, the only one I know of is at:

Allan Williams

"Bruce E. Breeding" <> wrote in message
> (1) Okay, I've seen all of the "you really should upgrade SBS" comments
> on
> this list. That simply is not an option for me right now.
> (2) I am receiving the following error when trying to access hotmail via
> Outlook Express:
> "Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail',
> Server: '', Protocol:
> HTTPMail, Server Response: 'Proxy authentication required', Port: 0,
> Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC37"
> (3) Undoubtedly this is a problem related to MS Proxy Client and / or
> Proxy
> Server. On the W2K client in question, I deleted the Client Proxy, and
> attempted to reload it via telling the server to add software to the user
> on
> this particular client machine. I am receiving an error that suggests the
> proxy client software is not compatible with the operating system, and I'm
> wondering if some of the new "critical fixes" I've downloaded have "fixed"
> my machine to make it incompatible with Client Proxy.
> (4) I have been able to restore internet access to the client machine in
> question without Client Proxy (which I did not even know I could do). I
> suspect I will have to live without the OE access to hotmail.
> (5) As a positive byproduct of fiddling with Proxy Server (and the three
> subcomponents) on the server, my XP client machines were finally able to
> overcome the proxy problem they had been having, and now have been able to
> download all the patches to XP.
> (6) I have been trying to fully understand Proxy Server since 1999, when
> I
> purchased and installed the SBS. I've re-read the documentation I've
> found
> on, but it doesn't tell me enough. Is there a known
> reference
> book that tells me everything I want to know about Proxy Server 2.0
> (running
> under SBS 4.5)?
> Any other suggestions (besides upgrading the SBS)?
> Bruce


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