Windows 8.1 – Use windows store apps when behind an authenticated proxy

04 Jul

With Windows 8 one of the major issues especially when used in an enterprise was that the Windows Store and Windows Store apps wouldn’t work when you were behind an authenticated proxy unless you specifically allowed URLs to pass through the proxy unauthenticated.

I even created a blog post about this before and since it gets many views I believe it is an issue a lot of people are having.

As such I’m happy to inform you that with Windows 8.1 Preview you can configure your authenticated proxy to be used for Windows Store apps. Press Windows key + W and type “Change proxy settings”.


The settings from Internet Explorer are also automatically used, so existing configurations set using a GPO work as well.


Posted by on July 4, 2013 in ICT, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 8


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7 responses to “Windows 8.1 – Use windows store apps when behind an authenticated proxy

  1. Charles

    July 13, 2013 at 09:02

    I have done all that and still won’t connect.


  2. Luis

    October 21, 2013 at 19:28

    Sounds good, however there does not seem to be a place for the “authentication” part – my proxy server asks for a username and password (running SmoothWall) so it seems that this point is still not addressed?


  3. Fabio

    May 14, 2014 at 19:00

    Currently I´m using TMG 2010 and allowed anonymous access to hosts according After that I´ve configured WPAD at TMG / DHCP and worked fine!



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