Guidance on usage: Squid Auth Proxy Server on Windows Server 2022 DC

Settings and connection to Squid Auth Proxy Server on Windows Server 2022 DC

For the connection to the server, you should know the IP address of the VM. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the virtual machine from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line “Public IP Address”).

To work, you must open port 3128 (TCP) in the network properties in the Azure firewall.

Connecting to the VM

  1. To connect to the virtual machine, run the “Remote Desktop Connection” shortcut “Win + R”. In the window that appears, enter “mstsc” and click “OK”.
  1. In the window that appears, enter the IP of the virtual machine and click “Connect”.
  1. In the window that appears, enter your username and password and click “OK”.
  2. Check the box and click “Yes”.
  1. To add a user, right-click “adduser” icon on the desktop and select “Run with PowerShell”.
  1. For the first time, enter “a” to confirm the execution policy
  1. Enter username, password, and press Enter
  1. To use the proxy server through the built-in Windows tools, you must open the settings. Click ‘Start’ (1), then ‘Settings’ (2)
  1. In Settings, select “Network & Internet”.
  1. Go to the “Proxy” section and set the “Use a proxy server” switch to On

In the Address field, enter the address of the VM, and in the Port field, specify 3128. Then click the Save button.

  1. To work with the proxy server, you need to enter the login and password that you entered when you created the new user.
  1. To check the connection to the proxy server, open the website in any browser and check if your IP address has changed.

Check out the following links for further documentation and support for Squid Proxy

SquidFaq – Squid Web Proxy Wiki

Non-English Squid Documentation

Squid Wiki

Squid support