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XP Pro SP2 Firewall - Group Policy problem

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I have an SBS2003 server and for some reason the XP machines are all running with the firewall on and the options for On - Exceptions - Off are all greyed out.  I have tried modifying the GP by only putting the "Protect All Network Connections" to disabled, but I'm still unable to get the system to open up.  What am I missing?

I've tried other things with the GP, but nothing has worked and I'm in need of getting this solved yesterday.

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by:Christopher McKay
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Have you tried the information listed here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/mangxpsp2/mngwfw.mspx

Hope this helps!

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I've already gone through that article and it didn't add anything I didn't already know.
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So your settings within Group Policy are set correctly and the computers aren't taking the policy?
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What I found out is that this client had these machines/users in a different OU.  This is why my settings were not taking effect.
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Ah, ok, glad you managed to figure out what the problem was.

To get your points back, post a question here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/ and as them to refund your points for this question and close it for you.

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As the only expert to have commented in here, I have to say I have no problems with it being closed.

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