Solved

WinHttpAutoProxySvc on Windows 2003 SP2 servers

Posted on 2010-08-19
6
1,931 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
In our domain, all of our 2003 SP2 servers are getting cluttered with system events related to WinHttpAutoProxySvc (Events: 7035, 7036, 12503, 12517).  The service is set to MANUAL on all of the servers.  We're not sure what "action/event" is causing the service to start and stop.

We are not utilizing any Proxy Servers in our environment.  With that being said:
1) Can we safely disable this service on our 2003 SP2 servers?
or
2) Can we change the logging level so we don't get these useless events in the event viewer?

Any info. or suggestions about WinHttpAutoProxySvc is appriciated.  Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:meade470
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
craig_j_Lawrence earned 500 total points
ID: 33481499
Automatic update will call the winhttp service when attempting to download updates from microsoft. you can safely ignore the events. If you are using WSUS or SCCM to update your servers, you can safely disable this service

Hope this helps
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:meade470
ID: 33484150
Thank you for the feedback.

Question: We currently utilize a WSUS server in our environment.  We have Group Policies that tell all of our computers/servers to look at the in-house WSUS server for Windows Updates.  Does this mean our 2003 servers are still talking to Microsoft or is the winhttp service still being used for the internal communication between our in-house WSUS server and our in-house 2003 servers?

Also, would we have to leave the winhttp service set to manual on the in-house 2003 WSUS server since it does go out to Microsoft for Windows updates?

I’ve included a screen print of the GPO settings for our 2003 member servers just for reference.

Thanks for your help
gpo-wsus.jpg
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 33597573
This service is invoked by automatic updates.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:meade470
ID: 33625952
We’ve come to the conclusion there’s not a lot of  “technical” information available which details the components and exact behavior of the winhttp service.  The only thing we’ve gathered is that it’s related to automatic updates.   We'll have to perform some testing to confirm that disabling the service does not affect internal WSUS updates.
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to resolve IMCEAEX NDRs in Exchange or Exchange Online related to invalid X500 addresses.
In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question