Firewall settings to allow MBSA to work properly
Posted on 2009-04-08
We have a server in our company which has an IP address on our network but which is not joined to the domain. It is behind a firewall and does not use the corporate proxy as it is not on the domain and therefore has no web access.
We need to get MBSA up and running on this box and I need to find out what I need to allow through the firewall to this box in order for that to happen.
We will also want to download the updates and install them.
From reading on Microsoft we need to open access to the web from that box on tcp ports 135,139,445 and udp ports 137,138
Do we need to allow access to a web address like windowsupdate.com or microsft.com for the downloads etc to work as well.
I have read a lot of the documentation but havent been able to get a clear answer.
All help apreciated..