Thursday, November 1, 2012

How to use Windows 8 App store behind the proxy in IITG

Windows 8 was finally here. You can Download from software repository and install in your computer or you can Upgrade from your windows 7 OS. No need to mention the new features in windows 8 , I think you already know. It has a metro interface integrated with the start menu and various apps are available in the windows app store for the metroUI. Some of you might have tried and installed the previous releases of windows 8 like developer preview, consumer preview and release preview. In the release preview version app store was made available for trying apps and people have faced problems in downloading and installing apps. Not to mention the common problem is the PROXY server. All the computers in the institute runs behind a proxy so the IP address appears to be the same for all the computers connected to the LAN system. The metro Apps in windows 8 prefer direct internet connection so it has to be configured properly. Following steps will explain how to configure the apps to use proxy for connecting to internet.

Steps to follow:
1. Install ccproxy in your PC making yourself a host. Click here to download CCProxy. In CCProxy
                goto Options->Advanced->Cascading.
                Enter the proxy institute provided. (Ex:202.141.80.??)
                Enter your username and password and click OK.
                Minimize it and let it run in background.
                Also you can configure it so that it will be started on windows startup.
           
                To add it to startup press windows+R and shell:Startup and click OK. Paste the CCProxy shortcut in the folder which was opened. You can Also travel manually to the folder by
<C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup>
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2. Metro apps are configured so that it blocks accessing through local proxy server. You have to exempt it from loop back using the Loop Back Exemption Utility Tool.. Run the program after you download it. Press Exempt all then save changes. Also every time you download a new app from the store you have to exempt it from  loop back.

3. Configure the Internet Explorer as the proxy server = Your room's IP.(Ex: 10.1.1.??) and port as the port  present in CCProxy. Goto Control Panel->Network and Internet->Network and Sharing Center -> Internet Options. or Internet Explorer->settings->internet options.
Then in Connections tab click LAN settings. Check use a proxy server for your LAN. In the address box use your room IP(ie, 10.1.?.??) and port 808.

4. Now open command prompt with run as administartor . Type the following
                 netsh winhttp import proxy source = ie 
(edit: port in CCProxy means the port it hosts on your computer (by default it is 808). Your proxy in ie should look like 10.1.?.?:808 in IE.)

5. The final step involves modificationof registry files. Press windows+R and Run regedit . Travel to
                  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet\EnableActiveProbing 
Set the value to 0.
a. Again Press windows+R and Run gpedit.msc . Navigate to 
b. Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network Isolation .
c. Enable "Proxy Definitions Are Authorative" and "Subnet definitions are authorative" .

Completed the final step Now you are ready to access store and all the apps windows 8 has to offer.

Comment if you have any queries regarding the connection problem.
If not correctly configured you can still access the store but unable to install any apps available. You can get the most common error such as purchase error.


STILL HAVING PROBLEMS IN CONNECTION. CLICK HERE TO GET SOLUTIONS TO  SOME COMMON PROBLEMS OR MISTAKES.


Source: Microsoft Social Technet for using Proxy in metroUI

70 comments:

  1. have you tried it with gproxy instead of ccproxy ?

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  2. still not working.....i have done every thing....correctly....
    any other solution..

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  3. when windows 8 would be available at Software Repo?

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  4. Sir, I could not locate "gpedit.msc".
    It does not show in my computer. Please help. I need to run this store. I am from IITG

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    1. install another version of win8 which have gpedit

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    2. my computer too don't have gpedit.msc. but i'm able to browse store and other metro app as i followed rest of the steps!!!!

      but when i dawnload any app or update it shows error code 0x2024402c ...when i google it it shows that its a proxy/firewell eroor.......

      any help ???

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    3. Can u help me with windows phone 8?

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  5. Thanks a lot. The same process worked at IIT Delhi as well.

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    1. can u explain me what are the settings?? i am at iitd

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  6. I'm getting an error code 0x80244018.
    I googled it, still is something to do with proxy only

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  7. i did it all, but i don't know some apps are working and other not. Do you know any reason for that?

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  9. i am a bit confused about the PORT to use, my college proxy is 172.25.5.6 port is 3128.
    so in CCProxy-> cascading -> proxy protocol -> port should be 808 or 3128

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  10. I did the same things as u told nut iam able to open inly ie app but not store and other apps please help me out..... Email id : id1100students@gmail.com

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  11. i did the same as you explained.but it didn`t work for me.some apps like NEWS,SPORT,weather works but app store,x box music store does not connect.please help me.emailid is :: mdsinghdkbose@gmail.com

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  12. its working for me...but i cant dwnld apps from the store :(

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  13. IN command showing "import is not recognised as an internal and external command , plz tell me the solution

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  14. the yellow exclamation on network icon in system tray appears randomly and internet access to apps is cut off . This happens whenever LAN is disabled either due to removal of cable or when the power goes off. It is also showing limited in network charm bar

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    1. Check this out to solve your problem.
      http://drdebmath.blogspot.com/2013/03/more-problems.html

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  15. Thanks a lot....
    Its working

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  16. I mean mail calender etc work but store does'nt

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  17. dude.... not working...
    comes with an error
    and the software is not working???
    help me...

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  18. Awesome man ... I tried everything to run it behind the proxy but was not able to do so ... you rock dude :)

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  19. It was working in the beginning but now its not because my ethernet connection is showing limited connectivity (though internet is working fine). I have tried everything to resolve limited connectivity issue but in vain. Any solutions ?

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    1. Check this out
      http://drdebmath.blogspot.com/2013/03/more-problems.html

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  20. is there any way to install gpedit.msc in windows 8 home edition?

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  21. Do you have any idea of connecting an app(LG mobile update tool) on win 7 from iitg showing an error "check your internet line and try again."

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  22. wow
    i was also facing same problem in IITH. Now I am free to use all..............Thanks

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    1. In iith?
      can you please tell me.............I am also in IITH

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  23. I am getting this error
    "Sorry we couldn't connect to microsoft services right now"

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  24. Getting error0X80244018 while downloading in IITM

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    1. use vpn's dude to use apps.

      P.S: I am from IITM :P :P :P

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  25. the utility was unable to collect the list of appcontainers on this system.....

    this is the error i am getting.. pl fix this......iitg

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    1. u got its solution?
      I am getting same problm
      please tell me if u got one
      IITG

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  26. Thanks a lot for this tutorial. It was quite helpful.

    Could you make a tutorial for how to undo all of these changes (with the default values)?

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  27. Hey I am in accessing net in a campus so to do that i have to set a proxy with username ,password ,a proxy say 192.168.0.22 and a port 3128(say).I know how to set the proxy and port but how do i set the username and password for running the metro apps
    do help ...

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  28. Also I am able to log onto the outlook account when i go to user account for switching to a Microsoft Account under change PC settings but under the last step when i click finish it shows error that the network connection could not be made.

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  29. Actually it says could not connect to Microsoft services.

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  30. It worked for me too.
    Yet it's kind of bad that only Store cannot be accessed.
    And I believe Mr. Debasish Pattanayak isn't willing to answer any of us.
    This Loopback exemption utility tool, shows all Package by Microsoft. Yet only store is different.
    And AC user field is set to everyone.
    What exactly is the problem with store?? Why only Store.
    See if you can answer. :) Ty

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  31. yaa i have too this problem ..
    problem only with store

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  32. what are the concepts behind loop back ..??
    plz explain .. :)

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  33. you rock man...done @ iit kgp..
    however, i wasnt able to do the last step because gpedit.msc was not to be found..i think its not available in windows 8 home edition..

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  34. The "loop back" program didnt work..it says..cant find applications..

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  35. what should be the proxy at i.e
    it will be college proxy with port or the one you suggested with port 808

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  36. Windows 8.1 update....:) Windows 8.1 will roll out to users via the Windows Store at 7 A.M. Eastern time on October 17.

    Article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2046630/windows-8-1-digital-download-will-be-released-october-17-full-retail-launch-october-18.html

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  37. works at IIT Varanasi as well!!

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  38. don,t set enable probing value to 0 otherwise store and some other apps will stop working due no internet access notification

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  39. cc proxy is working and yellow exclamation mark is also not there but when i run loopback utility it says failed to collect list of app containers.....
    please can u tell me its solution?

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  40. In CCproxy settings , there is an option proxy protocol , what should i select under it, 'HTTP' or 'HTTPS' or 'SOCKS5'

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  41. i have done all the settings you said but i am not able to Enable "Proxy Definitions Are Authorative" and "Subnet definitions are authorative" . because i have windows 8 single language installed on my computer so please help me so i can use windows store

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  42. I have done every thing you mentioned, all my windows apps are connected to proxy server and running fine except my windows store. Plz solve my problem

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  43. Hi Debasish,
    I've recently installed Win 8.1 downloading from software repository. Though apps like bing news, sports, weather are accessing internet, third party apps like facebook, skype, espn, the hindu are not being able to access internet via proxy. I have followed the steps you mentioned in this post, but it didn't make any difference. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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  44. How to update from windows 8 to 8.1 using store ??
    while downloading the update it is showing Error code:0x80244018

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  45. How to update from windows 8 to 8.1 using store ??
    while downloading the update it is showing Error code:0x80244018

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