To correct this issue we need to go into the registry and set the specific key related to the “Use a proxy server with connections” to false. Another way is to wait for Agile Designer to come up and change it via the UI for “Use a proxy server with connections” from true to false. Directions for both are below.
1. Go to the Registry Editor Software -> CA Technologies -> Agile Designer
2. Double click on the showWelcomeTab and change from true to false.
4. Start ARD –> comes up immediately.
5. Go to File -> Settings
6. At the bottom of Settings –> "Use a proxy server with connections" is now unchecked.