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Defining proxy on endpoint machines

Created: 08 Oct 2011 • Updated: 20 Nov 2011 | 8 comments
Naor Penso's picture
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Hi everyone,
I am searching for the place in which i am defining a proxy for the endpoint machines in the management console.

I have found that in the server administration settings there is a tab for proxy, but i am not certain that it relevant to the agents.

Thanks in advance,

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pete_4u2002's picture

the settings you looking is only for the SEPM machine. From SEPM you cannot set proxy for SEP clients.

The proxy settings on client can be set using AD or manual configuration on client side.

Rafeeq's picture

that tab is for your sepm to download definition!!

you cannot configure SEP clients IE proxy.

Naor Penso's picture


Of course the proxy tab in the SEPM is for the definition download, the question is where can i define the proxy for definition download on the SEP clients (not the IE Proxy).

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pete_4u2002's picture

SEP clients can download from SEPM, Internal LUA or symantec liveupdate using the LU policy.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


There are 3 places you would have to check to make sure that the proxy settings are correctly set.


  • In the console, click Admin, and then click Servers.

  • Under Servers, select the management server to which you want to connect a proxy server.

  • Under Tasks, click Edit the server properties.

  • On the Proxy Server tab, under either HTTP Proxy Settings or FTP Proxy Settings, for Proxy usage, select Use custom proxy settings.

  • Type in the proxy settings.

    For more information on these settings, click Help.

  • Click OK.

2) Liveupdate Application under Control Panel

  • Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. The Windows Control Panel appears.
  • Double-click Symantec LiveUpdate. The LiveUpdate Configuration dialog box appears.
  • Click the HTTP tab.
  • Select I want to customize my HTTP settings for LiveUpdate.
  • Select Use a proxy server for HTTP connections.

  • Enter the IP address and port.
  • In case it needs to be authorized to go out through the proxy, select that option, and enter  Username and Password for both FTP and HTTP.

Note: The Username and Password for the proxy server are not the same as  Internet service provider (ISP).

  • Click OK.
  • Repeat this procedure for the FTP tab if necessary.

3) Internet Explorer

  • Open the Internet Explorer
  • Click on Tools, Click on Interent Options
  • Click on Connections, Click on LAN settings
  • Click on Proxy server and insert the correct settings.

Also, check the Step 3 settings with the System Account.

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Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant

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Brɨan's picture

You can't do that in 11.x

However, you now can in 12.1

Which version are you using?

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thatdude's picture

Brian is correct you can control client proxy settings in SEP 12.1 for Windows and Mac

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

The best practice would be to bypass microsoft and symantec sites on your proxy

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