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hi all,

i'm testing some of my applications w/c runs on MSDE on the new Windows XP Service Pack2, which actually entails newer & more secure firewall settings.

my application run on both the server & workstations only w/ the firewall switched off.
but the problem comes w/n i have the firewall settings switched on. the applications runs on the server but the workstation applications cannot.

how do i configure my workstations to be in the exception list on the firewall so they can access the server?

i'll already added the workstation's IP address & subnet but still i can't get it connect.

how do i configure my network to use TCP/IP protocol w/ a static port so i can add the workstations to the firewall's exceptions list.

thanks.

praetorean
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Windows Firewall (formerly known as Internet Connection Firewall) is set by default to block all INCOMING connections and to allow all OUTGOING connections. So your problem is with the machine that is ACCEPTING the connection (I couldn't understand which one from your question, I hope you understand me).
To allow incoming traffic to a specific port, type:
netsh firewall set portopening TCP [portnumber] ENABLE
There is also some ability to filter according to application but I'm not exactly sure how (cause I don't have XP-SP2-RC1). Anyway you can get all Windows Firewall configuration options by typing:
netsh firewall /?
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