Windows Firewall: Define port exceptions - Policy change not taking effect
Posted on 2006-07-14
SBS 2003 Domain with XP SP2 clients......
I need to open up port 10000 on all of my clients in order to support Backup Exec. I can go to each XP SP2 client and add 10000 as an exception in the firewall and this works. So basically, I've proven that if I open port 10000 on the clients, I can back them up.
However, I want to configure the port setting through a global server policy from my server. (I don't want to have to manage all of my client settings.) I went to Windows Firewall: Define port exceptions on the server, enabled the policy, and added the following entry:
After rebooting the server and a test client, I expected to see this new exception in the list - I did NOT. Also, I cannot backup this client. It's like it didn't take effect.
How do I get this Global Policy change to take effect?