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Article ID: 2716470 - Last Review: July 16, 2012 - Revision: 2.0


This article describes an update that adds support for SOCKet Secure (SOCKS) 5 in Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPad. Specifically, this update applies to situations in which a Proxy Auto Configuration (PAC) file is used to set the proxy for a wireless connection.

Note SOCKS 4 is not supported.

More information

To enable support for SOCKS 5 on Lync 2010 for iPad, install the following cumulative update:
2709412  ( ) Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010 for iPad: June 2012

  • To configure both a SOCKS proxy and an HTTP proxy in a PAC file, list the SOCKS proxy after the HTTP proxy.

    For example, the environment administer can use the following JavaScript function in the PAC file:
    function FindProxyForURL(, host)
    return "PROXY; SOCKS; DIRECT";
  • To configure proxy settings for a wireless connection on an iPad, click WiFi in the Settings menu, open the wireless connection, and then select Auto under the HTTP Proxy heading. Then, type the address of the PAC file.
  • If the proxy setting is not set correctly, Lync 2010 for iPad users cannot view PPT files that are shared in the meeting.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products. 

Applies to
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPad
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