SBS Firewall Policy
Posted on 2011-02-21
I have a problem installing a software program on a new Windows 7 system within a SBS 2003 domain. According to tech support of the software windows firewall is blocking the completion of my installation. However, when I go to Control Panel, Firewall Settings, the turn off option for my domain is "grayed out", so I cannot turn it off.
I went to Group Policy Management on the PDC, Small Business Server Windows Firewall and disabled all settings, however Windows 7 system still will not allow me to turn firewall off (I ran gpupdate /force at server and workstation).
Tech support of the application software said the issue may be because Symantec EndPoint is controlling firewall settings, so I removed EndPoint from the workstation temporarily so that I could do the installation - again, the option will not allow me to change the setting.
I would appreciate any help in what I can do to turn off the domain firewall setting on the Windows 7 system so that I can complete this installation.