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just enabled firewall on sbs 2003 and cant RDP. Can I get in remotely somehow and disable it?

Posted on 2011-04-18
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need access to this server badly.
Question by:kpltechgroup
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Unfortunately not. Windows Server 2003 didn't have much in the way of remote firewall control. The firewall feature was completely rewritten for Windows Server 2008 and can be controlled via group policy, but for Win2k3, there just isn't a good way to do this.

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Damnit, No worries I guess Ill have to wait until I get home.

I do have an internal computer on the same work group will this help me at all?
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Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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Sadly not. Adjusting the firewall or ICS settings on 2003 is primarily an in-session (RDP or console) job. 2008 (and particularly R2) with group policy and equally importantly remote powershell support changes things drastically, and were created in no small part because of situations like yours. Relying on RDP alone is just.....finicky.


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If you can open the services console for that server remotely you can stop the windows firewall service.

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