Proxy Server Settings Configuring Proxy Server

Desktop Central requires connection to reach the internet in order to perform the following operations:

Desktop Central periodically updates the vulnerability database with that of the Central Patch Repository that resides at Zoho Corp.'s site. Desktop Central uses this configuration to connect to the internet to update the vulnerability database. Internet connection is required to fetch the warranty details of the computers that are managed using Desktop Central. If you wanted to manage mobile devices, then you will have to configure proxy to allow connections reaching the internet.  You can choose to configure proxy using one of the methods mentioned below:

Direct Connection to Internet

  1. Click the Admin tab to invoke the Admin page.

  2. Click the Proxy Configuration link. This opens the Proxy Settings page.

  3. Select the "Direct Connection to the Internet" option and click OK

HTTP Proxy Configuration

  1. Click the Admin tab to invoke the Admin page.

  2. Click the Proxy Configuration link. This opens the Proxy Settings page.

  3. Select the "Manual Proxy Configurations" option and specify the Proxy host, port, user name and password of the HTTP Proxy.

  4. Click OK to save the configuration.

No Connection to Internet

You can choose this option, if your Desktop Central Server does not have connection to internet or the server is located in a closed network like DMZ. By Choosing this option, you can download the missing patches manually using a special tool exclusively designed for patch management. Refer to this document to learn more about Patch Management for Closed Network.

Configure Automatically using Script

Using this option, you can automate the proxy configuration using a script. All the required specifications, can be customized in a script and the Proxy PAC URL can be specified. You will have to provide the authentication details for configuring the proxy.

 

 

Ensure that you add the following to the exception list while you configure the Proxy.

 

 

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