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Hello,

I'm trying to browse to a new Windows 7 machine in another building that is on a different subnet.  If I turn the windows firewall off on that machine, I can browse just fine, but when I turn it back on, I cannot browse to it.  

I'm not sure what exact firewall rule I have to modify in order to be able to browse to the machine, thus any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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check if file and print sharing is checked in firewall exception list

How to Add or Remove a Windows Firewall Exception in Windows 7
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Hello, it is for both private and public
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I will recommend do it for both, there is no harm as such
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Sorry, I misspoke earlier...I have enabled it for both and still cannot browse to the machine
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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what error message you get when accessing machine using UNC path

\\Machine_name\C$


\\IP_Address\C$
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Hello,

I figured this out by changing the active firewall rules to any IP address one at a time and this Firewall setting to be the culprit:

File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In).  

Once I changed it to any address, I was able to browse to the machine.  I turned off the any address setting and put in the local subnet and remote subnet and was able to browse.

Thanks,
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Hello,

I figured this out by changing the active firewall rules to any IP address one at a time and this Firewall setting to be the culprit:

File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In).  

Once I changed it to any address, I was able to browse to the machine.  I turned off the any address setting and put in the local subnet and remote subnet and was able to browse.

Thanks,
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