When setting up a secure server farm you always want to filter egress traffic. This means that all outbound traffic is blocked by default, including the web traffic from the servers. When surfing is required for drivers and downloads, this is usually handled by setting the proxy in the Internet Explorer options. However if you want certain processes / services like Windows Update to automatically retrieve updates and wait for manual approval, the next time you login. You need to set a proxy server up and force the Local Machine to use it. The setting in the IE properties page is for the Current User only.
Archive for August, 2010
I recently replaced my Blackberry Curve with a Verizon Incredible. I soon found that the battery life was the only thing that wasn’t incredible about the phone. Owning a smart phone like the Incredible, Droid X, Apple iPhone or even a Windows Mobile is a paradox; because the more you use the phone the quicker the battery drains. Newer smart phones make the phone more useable than ever before, which means after a few hours the phone is dead.