Err Msg: The Value in the Proxy Edit Box Is Not a Valid Computer Name

ID: Q218742

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When you configure the Proxy Server settings in the "Client Configuration" Web or Winsock properties, the following error message may occur:

The value in the proxy edit box is not a valid computer name


This occurs when you configure the Winsock client setup under "Client Configuration" in Web or Winsock properties to use anything but a NetBIOS name for the computer name, and when the "Automatically configure Web browser during client setup" entry does not match the computer name.

Even if you select IP Address or Manual, and "Automatically configure Web browser during client setup" is not enabled, the error will still appear.


To work around this problem, edit the computer name and "Automatically configure Web browser during client setup" option so they match. Do this even if you have already selected IP Address or Manual.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Proxy Server 2.0.

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Version           : winnt:2.0
Platform          : winnt 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: April 5, 1999