Configuring Windows firewall exceptions for Symantec System Recovery Monitor

Article:HOWTO83745  |  Created: 2013-02-08  |  Updated: 2014-11-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO83745
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Configuring Windows firewall exceptions for Symantec System Recovery Monitor

Before you start Symantec System Recovery Monitor, configure the Windows firewall program and port exceptions on both the host computer and the client computer.

To configure Windows firewall port exceptions

  1. Click Start > Run, and type firewall.cpl.

  2. On the left-pane, click Advanced Settings.

  3. Select the Inbound Rules option.

  4. On the left-pane, click New rule.

  5. Perform the following steps to configure the Windows firewall port exceptions:

    • Under Rule Type, select the Port option.

    • Click Next.

    • Select the TCP option.

    • Select the Specific local ports option.

    • In the Specific local ports field, enter 135 as the default port number.

    • Click Next.

    • Select the Allow the connection option.

    • Click Next.

      Do not modify the default settings.

    • Click Next.

    • In the Rule field, specify a name for the rule.

    • Click Finish.

  6. Perform the following steps to configure the Windows firewall program exceptions:

    • Under Rule Type, select the Program option.

    • Click Next.

    • Select the This Program Path option.

    • For Symantec System Recovery, browse to the following location where Vprosvc.exe is installed by default:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec System Recovery\Agent\Vprosvc.exe

      For Backup Exec System Recovery, browse to the following location where Vprosvc.exe is installed by default:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Backup Exec System Recovery\Agent\Vprosvc.exe

    • Select the Allow the connection option.

    • Click Next.

      Do not modify the default settings.

    • Click Next.

    • In the Rule field, specify a name for the rule.

    • Click Finish.

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