We deployed a server application in .NET 4.0 that is going to run on Windows Server 2008 R2. Strangely, the clients cannot connect to the server given the server's IP and the server port.
I've ran wireshark diagnostics on the server computer and verified that the packets are arriving to the NIC without any issue so it seems Windows Server 2008 is the culprit here.
I've tried to temporarily disable the firewall and add the server port into inbound/outbound rule but it still doesn't solve the issue.
How can I solve this issue?
Edit: Sorry, bad choice of word. The server is not "rejecting" the packets, the server is just failing to respond.