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Using group policy objects to open ports on local machines (SBS2003)

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I need to find out how to create group policy objects on a windows small business server 2003 environment and enforce the policy on the domain so the client workstations will open ports on the windows firewall.

How do I do this? Is it possible?
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DonNetwork Administrator
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This should be what you are looking for
 
Deploying Windows Firewall Settings With Group Policy

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I need to know how to do this from the server side, not the client workstation.
DrDave242Principal Support Engineer
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Do you mean that you need to open ports on the server, or you need to edit the GPOs on the server to open ports on the workstations?

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I need to edit the GPOs on the server to open ports on the workstations.

So, when a workstation logs into the domain, it will grab its configuration, including these firewall settings.
DonNetwork Administrator
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You can use the same policy to apply to servers as well
DonNetwork Administrator
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"I need to edit the GPOs on the server to open ports on the workstations.

So, when a workstation logs into the domain, it will grab its configuration, including these firewall settings."
 
The article I provided walks you thru this
Network Administrator
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As below under Define port exceptions
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