This account is needed only when the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 software update point must access the Internet via a proxy server or firewall that requires authenticated access.

How to specify the Software Update Point Proxy Server Account

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Site Management / <site code> - <site name> / Site Settings / Component Configuration.

  2. In the results pane, double click Software Update Point Component.

  3. In the Software Update Point Component Properties dialog box, on the General tab, with either Active software update point on remote server or Use Network Load Balancing cluster for active software update point selected, in the Software Update Point Connection Account group, click Set.

  4. In the Windows User Account dialog box, specify an existing Windows domain user account and password and then click OK.

  5. Click OK.

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