Re: File sharing
- From: "Steven L Umbach" <n9rou@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 22:14:40 -0500
Out of curiously can you access the shares when the firewall is disabled on
the problem computers? It would be good to confirm that first. Also does the
command netstat -anp tcp show ports 139 and 445 listening or connected on
the problem computers?
"capitan" <c@xxxxxx> wrote in message
"capitan" <c@xxxxxx> wrote in messageSteven L Umbach wrote:
I have a few XP sp2 machines which have the firewall enabled, and
file and printer sharing is set to be allowed to pass through the
firewall, but it doesn't work (can't run administrative share). Most
machines here this configuration works fine. Any suggestions as to
why this doesn't work on a select few machines? Thanks.
Try running the command netsh firewall show state on a computer that has
the problem and then one that does not have the problem to see how the
results compare. If you get an access denied message to the
administrative share that would indicate that you are not a local
administrator on the computer or that simple file sharing is enabled. I
would also use telnet to try and access TCP port 139 and 445 on a
machine that works correctly and one that does not to help determine if
it is a network access or other problem. You can use the command telnet
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 39 using the actual IP address of the computer you want
to access. If the port is open you will see a blank command window with
a blinking cursor like you will see if you run telnet 127.0.0.1 445 on
your computer. Portqry is also a tool from Microsoft that allows you to
scan network computer for port availability from the command line.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310099/ --- Portqry
Thanks for the suggestions I will give them a try!
OK, I did all of the tests you suggested Steve, and it turns out that even
though the firewalls of these 2 machines (one that works properly and one
that doesn't) guis show the same settings, the Microsoft directory
services shows as filtered on the machine where file sharing is failing to
get through the firewall. I have done some research on how to correct
that since doing through the gui is not working, and I have come up with
using 'netsh firewall show portopening' and then to correct it, 'netsh
firewall set portopening TCP 445' But I think there should be more on
this command, I just can't find how to specify that I want that port
listening for Microsoft directory services instead of filtering. Can
anyone who knows command line for the XP SP2 firewall help me out please?
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