How to Clear the Cache in Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0

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This article describes how to clear the proxy cache on a Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 server.

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To clear the proxy cache, stop the proxy service, and then delete the contents of the URLCache folder on the proxy server. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Stop the WinSock Proxy Server service:
    1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click
    2. Click Microsoft WinSock Proxy Service, click Stop, and then click Yes to confirm.
    3. When the service is stopped successfully, click
  2. Start Windows Explorer, and then locate the following folder, where C: is the drive on which Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 is installed:
  3. Move or delete the contents of the Urlcache folder. By default, this folder contains the following folders:
    When you finish this operation, the Urlcache folder will be empty.
  4. Quit Windows Explorer, and then restart the WinSock Proxy Service.


For additional information about other caching issues that you may experience with Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
239495 Proxy User May Receive Old Data From a Web Site
307740 Proxy Server 2.0 May Return Old Expires Header from Cache
For additional information about Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Article ID: 811086 - Last Review: Jun 20, 2014 - Revision: 1