Some proxy configurations can prevent Software Updater functionality

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Symptoms

Some proxy configurations can prevent Software Updater functionality.

Diagnosis

If your corporate network is behind a proxy or a firewall that has strict deny rules, Software Updater may be unable to download patches from some sites.

Solution

Make sure that your proxy allows hosts to access

download.microsoft.com
and the download sites of other vendors (web or ftp), whose products are installed in your corporate environment.
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