I am running Windows SBS 2011. I have added a web site to IIS using port 8888 and it works perfectly when connecting locally, but not from any other PC on the network (domain).

I think I need to open port 8888 on Windows Firewall but the "Change Settings" button is disabled because of Group Policy.

I need to know how to either:

  1. Enable that button (i.e. where do I find the setting that disables it?)
  2. Open port 8888 in Group Policy
  • You're able to allow a connection port by the firewall only. So you need administrative rights. Why don't you log in as server administrator and solve it simply? You would need to handle with GPO only for regular users that need these privileges. Do you want it definetely? Then you'll need the administrator power too. – Hakuno Jan 26 '17 at 12:01

you can manage windows fw policy in GPO's. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490626.aspx

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    I have seen this article before, however I have played with each of the settings and so far have been unable to work out which one will accomplish point 2 described in my question, i.e. how to open port 8888 through GPO. Do you know which one it is? – Rob King May 19 '13 at 19:03

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