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What Group Policies on a SBS203 server control the firewall on a Win 7 pro workstation?

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I am trying to open the workstation firewall to allow IP printing and scanning.
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On SBS 2003 it is controlled by the policy named "Small Business Server Windows Firewall".
However with Vista and Win7 you cannot view all the polices on the server itself, because they didn’t exist with 2003.  Thus you need to install the RSAT (Remote Server Administrative Tools) on the Wins 7 machine and view Group Policy Management Console from there.  
http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=16770
Now you will also see firewall policies under “Windows SBS Client Policy”
All outgoing ports from the PC are allowed by default and incoming file and print are allowed.  You may need to define scanning depending on the application and ports used.   Based on your comment, I assume scans are sent to a folder on the PC.  Keep in mind the scanner needs rights to write to that folder.  

You can also verify what policies are currently being applied by running the following command from an elevated command prompt on the Win 7 machine.  This will provide an html file in which you can view all applied policies and their settings to verify if anyone has made changes to default policies.

gpresult  /H  C:\FolderName\Results.html
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I just had shoulder surgery and have not had a chance to try the solution on my client computers.  I will be doing so in a couple of weeks.  Thank you for the info.
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No [problem, I hope the healing goes well.
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