Hi I have a test network set up with one vanilla Windows 2008 R2 domain controller, and a few Windows 7 and Windows XP clients logged in. I am trying to access workstation A from workstation B by logging in as a domain administrator onto workstation B, and typing \win7a-pc into windows explorer path bar.
I cannot connect this way until I disable the firewall completely on the workstations, and then I have no problems. Is it normal not to be able to access workstations this way without disabling the firewall on them?
Is it typical for corporate networks to be this restricted? Do they typically relax these restrictions or would this compromise security?
Thanks for any advice!