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Do I need Ports 139 and 445 for workstations opened?

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Do I need ports 139/445 open(listening) on the workstations that are Windows 7 machine? I know 139/445 needs to be open on the fileserver/printserver but not sure if it needs to be on the workstations if they are not sharing files or printers from the workstation.
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