This issue exists in both GAS and MSAS... I've tested both out on the neighbourhood PCs... Whenever any action is performed on the systray icon of GAS/MSAS... The application wants to connect to the internet... this is the IP it first looks up... 188.8.131.52 A reverse lookup for this shows that this has no domain name, but is a microsoft server. Then, when you try to update GAS/MSAS... it opens up a port in 3100-3200 range and appears to be download ~2 kb of data from localhost 127.0.0.1... and proclaims no updates available. I shall wait until the next update cycle to report new things.