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panayiotis
Level 7

PAC file cannot be used with download managers. Any work-arounds?

Client is using a .pac file that specifies the proxy and port. Download managers for some reason cannot read the pac file and so don't know which is the proxy to make a CONNECT request. The download fails.

Does anybody know how to solve this. Is there a good work arount on this. If you specify the proxy directly to the user exploorer download manager work.

Thanks

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eelsasser
Level 15

Re: PAC file cannot be used with download managers. Any work-arounds?

Which Download Manager are you talking about?

Microsoft? Adobe?

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panayiotis
Level 7

Re: PAC file cannot be used with download managers. Any work-arounds?

I'm talking about Microsoft. When you log-in to Microsoft Volume Licensing side and use download manager to download something the connection fails

Any ideas?

FYI: When not using pac file the specifing the proxy to IE microsoft download manager works

Message was edited by: panayiotis on 11/04/11 09:14:59 CDT
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eelsasser
Level 15

Re: PAC file cannot be used with download managers. Any work-arounds?

I know the MSDN download manager has it's own proxy Settings you can set, but I think you are talking about the Akamai download manager that some of the MS sites use.

There's an old thread discussing that one here:

https://community.mcafee.com/message/122039

However, I have not tried to use it in MWG7 whatsoever.

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