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I am working in a large corporate environment where I have to support around 2500 PCs in different sites. I had lots of XP SP1 pcs and there was a urgent need to install SP2 in all of them. What I had was I installed GFI security scanner in my PC and scanned all the Pcs and pushed SP2 remotely. Every thing went perfect and around 100 Pcs were successfully patched with latest SP. I am using a remote connectivity software called Dameware which is using port 6129 by default. As soon as I patched the latest SP in those PCs I am unable to connect them remotely. I am also unable to get them through remote desktop conection.
Now is there any way that I can either switch off the firewall or get the port 6129 opened in all the pcs without the internevtion of system administrator. I am a local admin of all the pcs in my office.

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srgilani earned 1500 total points
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if its  a domain environment you can disable firewall through group policy.
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by:kadadi_v
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In winxp sp2 firewall settings make the add to your dameware in exception list and check if it works and one more thing iam also using the dameware nt utilities but i can login to xp sp2 system put the user name / pass /domain ..like administrator/password & doamin= computer name menas ur login as local administrator ..right...
Check that dameware service is installed on that remote computer and give the computer IP as a host.

And you can also use the remote administrator viwer  ( R-admin ver2.1) using port -4899.
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by:netstable
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You can disable the firewall by going to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services and stopping the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service.
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by:PeterMac
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Also seem to remember reading somewhere that XP SP2 detected systems vulnerable to Blaster Worm, and automatically blocked all contact. Think this was seperate to normal firewall function.
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by:jabramo
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TCP Port 6129 must be added to the firewall exception list one pc at a time. Sometime the corporate policy does not allow the Firewall to be turned off. So its easier to add the port.
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