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SBS 2003 Group Policy Windows Firewall, allow users to have firewall exceptions

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Well, I rebooted my server and wallah, another change in group  policy. how this happens is beyond me. The issue is with the workstation domains, the users cannot ADD exeptions to the windows firewall (in this case, file and print sharing). I changed this on the server, did a gpupdate on the server, did a gpupdate /force AND then a reboot when that didn't work. What am i doing wrong
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Phadke_hemant...

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dmcgovern,

Firewall Exceptions are allowed by default on SBS-based networks.  So I would guess that perhaps you modified the default GPO's?  If you have backup copies of the original GPO's you should restore them to reslove this problem.

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Actually... File & Print Sharing needs to be enabled on a workstation before you can join it to an SBS Domain using http://<servername>/connectcomputer.

If you didn't join the workstations in this manner you need to fix that by following the steps outlined in http://sbsurl.com/rejoin

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