This is an upgrade issue we want to share with you.When you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor tool on a system that must use a proxy in order to access the internet you receive the error:"Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor was unable to reach the Microsoft server for compatibility information. Check your internet connection and try again later.”In the error log (%temp%\WuaDiagnostics.log) you can see the update advisor tries to access:http://aeos.microsoft.com/compatibilityexchange/compatibilityexchange.svc and then receives the error like following: [7/23/2010 12:04:41 PM] Exception: The request failed with HTTP status 407: Proxy Authentication RequiredCurrently, the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor does not support proxy authentication.We should make some changes on the proxy, creating an anonymous access rule specific to the destinations FQDN's used by the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, for example, you may create the following rules:Action: AllowProtocols: HTTP, HTTPSFrom/Listener: InternalTo: Domain Name Setaeos.microsoft.comaestats.microsoft.comcrl.microsoft.comdownload.microsoft.comgo.microsoft.comReference:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/d229910f-2360-470d-b0f9-9e67e17ae67ehttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/f964885e-8ae2-4ea9-b7c3-5411acd12ccdhttp://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-IN/w7install/thread/a1c57313-0297-4dc4-8b51-80eb865a7150
Update: a KB was published for it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2448270
I have the same error - not using any proxy authentication.
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