How to open port(s) in group policy on windows 2003 server
Posted on 2004-10-12
I have remote servers that I need to map drive letters to. I have recently installed sp2 for xp on my workstation. It is a member of a Windows 2003 SBS Domain.
I have run a port scan on my pc and my server and have found that ports 135, 139, and 445 are not open. It is my understanding that in order to map a drive letter to a remote resource that these ports need to be open.
When I try to edit the settings in the Windows firewall I receive a message that some features are disabled in the group policy.
I have verified that my provider is not blocking ports nor is my data center.
So I am trying to correct this so I can go back to mapping drives.