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I am thinking that I want to set up a web (http\https) proxy on a windows server 2003 machine.

My question is:

1) Can you configure windows server to do this?

2) If not then, any recommendations for the best software to do this?

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I vote – jb48394 Apr 4 '11 at 13:44
moving this to SF would probably give better answers (i've voted to close for that reason- there's no need to repost this question there). I'd also ask if the proxy is meant to block sites, and do filtering, or just act as a proxy? – Journeyman Geek Apr 5 '11 at 1:21
@The Journeyman geek - thanks, This is meant to act simply as a proxy. I find myself in a lot of different IT environments for my job, and essentially I want test sites when they are hit external to the network. – aceinthehole Apr 6 '11 at 11:53

Sure, Windows Server 2003 has IIS, which can be configured as a proxy. Just use that.

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I see a lot of info about setting up IIS as a reverse proxy, but I cannot find much information about setting it up a simple proxy. Is this just so simple that I am missing something? – aceinthehole Apr 6 '11 at 11:54
Not sure if you can, I'm not aware of how. Microsoft wants you to buy ISA Server for this purpose. – HampusLi May 13 '11 at 14:22

What purpose of proxy setup? In some cases FreeProxy can be useful. In some cases squid for win32.

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