Configuring Windows firewall program exceptions and port exceptions for System Recovery

Article:TECH188450  |  Created: 2012-05-10  |  Updated: 2014-02-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH188450
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Technical Solution

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Issue



How to configure Windows firewall program exceptions and port exceptions?


Solution



To add a Windows firewall port exception:

  1. On the client operating system, go to Start>Run and type firewall.cpl. The Windows Firewall window opens.


     
  2. Click on the “Advanced Settings” link on the left pane. The Windows Firewall with Advanced security window opens.
  3. Click on the “Inbound Rules” option.
  4. On the  left pane, click on “New rule”.
  5. Under “Rule Type” select the option “Port” and click next.
  6. Select “TCP”and “specific local ports” options.
  7. Key in the port number, the default port is TCP port 135.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select the option “Allow the connection”.
  10. Click Next, do not change any option here and click Next again.
  11. Specify a name for this rule.
  12. Click Finish.

To add a program exception:

  1. On the client operating system, go to Start>Run and type firewall.cpl.
  2. Click on the “Advanced Settings” link on the left pane.
    Windows Firewall with Advanced security UI opens up.
  3. Click on the “Inbound Rules” option.
  4. On the  left pane, click on “New rule”.
  5. Under “Rule Type” select the option “Program” and click next.
  6. Select the option “This Program path”.
  7. Browse to the Vproservice location [Default location for BESR:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Backup Exec System Recovery\Agent\Vprosvc.exe”  location.
  8. Select the option “Allow the connection”.
  9. Click Next, do not change any option here and click Next again.
  10. Specify a name for this rule.
  11. Click  Finish.

     

 




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