Configuration Manager Properties: Internet Tab

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Use the Internet tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration ManagerProperties dialog box to specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the management point that is configured to accept client connections across the Internet.

Additionally, if your computer uses a proxy server with user authentication to access the Internet, specify the proxy server details. If your computer uses a proxy server without user authentication, and the proxy server details are specified in the default Web browser, you do not need to specify the proxy server settings here.

The Internet tab does not display if the client is communicating in mixed mode. Internet-based client management requires that clients connect to their assigned site using native mode communication.

Note

Settings on this tab can be configured only by a user with administrative rights. Configured settings might not be visible to low-rights users.

This tab contains the following elements:

  • Internet based management point (FQDN):
    Specifies the fully qualified domain name of the management point (or the network load balanced management point) that is configured to accept client connections over the Internet.

    This is required if the computer is managed over the Internet.

    Note

    If you configure this option, or remove the value for this option so that no Internet-based management point is specified, the ConfigMgr connection type displayed on the General tab will not update until the client is restarted

    Additionally, if you remove this option when the client is on the Internet, you must restart the client (SMS Agent Host) or restart the computer before the client will communicate with its default management point on the intranet.

  • Proxy server
    Specifies the name of the proxy server to use for Internet access. Specify a fully qualified domain name, a short name, or an IP address.

    If you are using an IP address, both IPv4 and IPv6 formats are supported.

    Examples:

    • webproxy.contoso.com

    • webproxy

    • 123.456.123.456

    • [1234:b44:3013:301:203:ffff:fec2:db89]

  • Proxy server port: (HTTP and HTTPS)
    Specifies the port to use to connect to the proxy server for Internet access, with a number between 1 and 65535.

    Although the same port number is used for both HTTP and HTTPS connections, most proxy servers will be able to automatically determine the different ports to use for outbound Internet connections. However, if you must specify separate port numbers for HTTP and HTTPs, use alternative configuration methods such as the advanced proxy server settings in Windows Internet Explorer.

    Examples:

    • 8080

    • 80

  • Proxy server user name
    Specifies the Microsoft Windows user name for authentication if the proxy server is configured to authenticate users for Internet access.

    Example:

    • Contoso\user1

    Note

    Specifying the user name in the format of a universal principle name (UPN) is not supported.

  • Proxy server password
    Specifies the password associated with the specified Proxy server user name to complete authentication for Internet access.
  • OK
    Saves the changes, and exits the dialog box.
  • Cancel
    Exists the changes, and remains in the dialog box.
  • Apply
    Saves the changes, and remains in the dialog box.

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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