Running Windows Update on a TMG Firewall Fails with Result Code 80072EE2

Recently I have encountered a problem with the Windows client on a with Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 installed. The Error is: could not search for new with error code: 80072EE2.

When this occurs, Malware Inspection and Network Inspection Systems signature are received without issue.

To resolve this issue, open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:

netsh winhttp set proxy localhost:8080

If you need to configure Windows on the firewall to work with , read this blog post on the Forefront product team blog.

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