Use this page to ensure the Spotlight Diagnostic Server is appropriately configured for Internet access.
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The following Spotlight services require Internet access on the Spotlight Diagnostic Server.

Configure the auto-update facility

Enable Auto Update so the Spotlight Diagnostic Server will receive minor updates (scripts and configuration) automatically.

Configure uploading to Spotlight Cloud

Monitor Spotlight connections in a web browser or Spotlight Mobile. Upload performance data for health check analysis. See Upload to the Spotlight Cloud.

How to ensure the Spotlight Diagnostic Server is appropriately configured to access the Internet

Windows Control Panel | Internet Options | Connections

On the computer hosting the Spotlight Diagnostic Server:

  1. Open the Control Panel | Internet Options.
  2. Select the Connections tab.
  3. Click LAN Settings.
  4. Ensure the settings on this screen are appropriate to the settings of your local environment.

Windows Control Panel | Internet Options | Advanced

On the computer hosting the Spotlight Diagnostic Server:

  1. Open the Control Panel | Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab.
  3. Ensure Use HTTP 1.1 and Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections are selected.
Internet Properties

Internet URLs - Auto Update

An outgoing HTTPS connection to the following URL is used to retrieve updates.

https://spotlight.blob.core.windows.net

Enabling of Auto-update does not open a port that allows incoming connections.

Internet URLs - Spotlight Cloud

Spotlight Cloud requires incoming and outgoing HTTPS connections to the following URLs. To verify access to the Spotlight Cloud, open a web browser on the Spotlight Diagnostic Server host and look up these URLs.

URL Web browser lookup
https://www.spotlightessentials.com Successful display of the Spotlight web site confirms HTTPS port 443 is open.
https://api.spotlightessentials.com Successful display of the text “Welcome to Spotlight Web API!” confirms access for uploading.