Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Im having problems reaching remote registry on my Windows Server 2003, or at least that is what my backup/replication software supplier says.

Any Idea on where I can start to troubleshoot? What rights might be incorrect, and where? Any port in the firewall of the server which need to be opened? Any tool I can use to check it? The remote registry service is running btw..

The server is located in a DMZ, and runs with an external ip.. Maybe the guys who set up the server hardened it just a bit too much :)

Help apprechiated!

share|improve this question

You need RPC to be running and the associated ports allowed through the firewall:

I would also check the firewall logs to see if anything else is being blocked.

share|improve this answer
Yes, opening up the proper ports is most likely the issue. When doing that though, and after you verify it works, I would suggest you make sure you only open the ports for the one machine that needs access, not for everybody (for security reasons). – Lucky Luke Jun 3 '11 at 4:36

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.