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How to bypass a proxy server?

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Loads of companies are using proxy servers to fasten or reduce web traffic and of course fo more other reason. When a proxy server is configured within the Windows/Internet Explorer settings this proxy server will also be used by the View client. This is good as long as the connection or security server is on the web and not in the LAN. But what if the server is on the local area network?


In this case you’ll need to let the View client know that it should bypass the proxy server. This will be configured in the Windows Registry. Just open the Windows Registry Editor and navigate to:

HKLM\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\ . The new key which will be needed  must be named ProxyBypass and is from type Multi SZ. The value for the key is the hostname or IP address of the proxy server.


This option is available since VDM 2.1 and can also be configured with the ADM template files delivered with the View Connection Server installation .

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Written by Christoph Harding

April 16th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

  • Chris Sommers

    “The value for the key is the hostname or IP address of the proxy server.”

    But VMware KB article says that the value should be the VDM server, not the proxy….

  • vishalvora

    Step 1:
    Disable IE ESC for all users
    1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.
    2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
    3. If a User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue.
    4. Under Security Summary, click Configure IE ESC.
    5. Under Administrators, click On (Recommended).
    6. Under Users, click On (Recommended).
    7. Click OK.
    8. To disable IE ESC, click Off for both Administrators and Users, and then click OK.
    Step 2:
    How to configure Internet Explorer to use a proxy server
    1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, click the Connections tab, and then click LAN Settings.
    2. Under Proxy server, click to select the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.
    3. In the Address box, type the IP address of the proxy server.
    4. In the Port box, type the port number that is used by the proxy server for client connections .
    5. You have to click on the Bypass proxy server for local addresses as you do not want the proxy server computer to be used when you connect vShere center to a computer on the local network.
    6. Click on Advanced place; in the Exceptions box and click ok.
    7. Click OK to close the LAN Settings dialog box.
    8. Click OK again to close the Internet Options dialog box.

  • roe

    thanks for posting this, it is poorly worded on vmware’s site!!!

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