I am a computer lab manager at a major university and we are experiencing connection issues within Dreamweaver. I am unable to establish an ftp connection in Dreamweaver in our normal lab environment. The error message is: " An FTP error occurred - cannot make connection to host. The network connection is unavailable. Please verify and try the action again."
The impacted lab computers are running Windows 7 and the Mac labs do not experience this problem. The ftp log within Adobe does not contain any information.
I am pretty sure this is related to one of the policies applied through the GPO since I can connect with virtually any other ftp client such as Filezilla, CuteFTP, and so on; and Dreamweaver works when I do not apply the GPO by logging in with a local account instead of a domain account. This also leads me to believe it is not a permissions issue either since the local accounts do not have any additional permissions.
My question is "What Windows group policy setting prevents Dreamweaver from establishing a connection but allows other applications to connect easily?" I have gone through the policies and have seen nothing that even comes close to being obvious or not so obvious.I don't think it is related to the firewall settings since the same firewall rules are aplied with or without the group policy being applied.
Any ideas? I really need to correct this by eliminating or modifying the specific policy. Trying to find it by the process of elimination is not a reasonable solution.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I have searched through the Adobe forums and other support sites with no success.