Windows Live Writer and Proxies

I started using Windows Live Writer for another blog mostly for the picture uploading and editing which is pretty nice. That said I had some issues behind a proxy which I only found when I enabled verbose logging. The major problem being that essentially the only error it gives in the GUI is “bad password.” Then I found out how to get it to use Windows Authentication behind a proxy and all was well. Essentially adding these lines to the exe.config file after the configuration element starts enables default authentication.

<defaultProxy enabled=”true” useDefaultCredentials=”true”>    </defaultProxy>

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