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Article ID: 830605 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 6.0

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Symptoms

Microsoft Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP) version 5.1 was included in the following service packs:
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack (SP) 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
However, the WinHTTP proxy configuration tool, Proxycfg.exe, was not included in these service packs.

Earlier versions of Proxycfg.exe do not work with WinHTTP 5.1.

Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/ ) How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version     Size    File name
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   07-Jan-2004  20:49  5.1.2486.0  23,040  Proxycfg.exe

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

More information

WinHTTP 5.1 is a new version of WinHTTP that is now included in the following versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and later versions, except the Datacenter Server version
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and later versions
  • The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating systems
For additional information about WinHTTP and related tools, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network Web sites:
About WinHTTP
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa382925.aspx (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa382925.aspx)

What's new in WinHTTP 5.1
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384086.aspx (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384086.aspx)

Using WinHTTP tools
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384084.aspx (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384084.aspx)

References


For more information about a related problem, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
829735   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829735/ ) BUG: "WinHTTP5.dll could not be found" error message when you run Proxycfg.exe after you install MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2
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