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Windows XP Service Pack 2 Security Technology Can Block Padus Network Server (000015)

SYMPTOMS


After updating a Windows XP system to Service Pack 2 or installing DiscJuggler on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 system, other systems can no longer see the networking technologies of DiscJuggler Professional Edition and/or DiscJuggler.NET.


Screenshot: Padus Network Console is not able to detect a server running Windows XP Service Pack 2 with drives shared over the network.


CAUSE


Service Pack 2 for Windows XP contains advanced security technologies which could be enabled by default. The Windows Firewall blocks communications on port 3700 of the TCP and UDP protocols in use by the Padus Network Server.


Screenshot: The new Security Center includes various security technologies enabled by default, such as the Windows Firewall.


RESOLUTION


1. Open the Security Center by navigating to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Security Center.

2. Click on the "Windows Firewall" link in the "Manage security settings for" section.

Screenshot: Configuring the Windows Firewall of the Security Center.


3. Switch to the "Exceptions" tab of the Windows Firewall window.

Screenshot: Switching to the Exceptions tab of the Windows Firewall.


4. Click on the "Add Port" button of the Exceptions tab.

Screenshot: Clicking on the "Add Port" button.


5. Configure "Add a Port" with a "Port number" set to the port in use by the Padus Network Server (default: 3700), set the protocol to "TCP", and choose a name you can recognize for this exception. Press "OK" button.

Screenshot: Adding an exception for TCP port 3700.

Note: Additional security can be added by using the "Change scope" feature and limiting what systems and/or networks are allowed in this exception.


6. Click on the "Add Port" button of the Exceptions tab.

Screenshot: Clicking on the "Add Port" button.


7. Configure "Add a Port" with a "Port number" set to the port in use by the Padus Network Server (default: 3700), set the protocol to "UDP", and choose a name you can recognize for this exception. Press "OK" button.

Screenshot: Adding an exception for UDP port 3700.

Note: Additional security can be added by using the "Change scope" feature and limiting what systems and/or networks are allowed in this exception.


8. Enable each exception by selecting both in the Exceptions list.

Screenshot: Enabling each exception for the Padus Network Server.


9. Back on the client system press the "Update list" button of the Padus Network Console to now see the server sharing drives over the network.

Screenshot: Finding the Padus Network Server without being blocked by the Windows Firewall.


Other assistance is available by contacting Padus Technical Support: http://www.padus.com/contact.php


STATUS


This issue has been resolved through proper configuration of the new security technologies in Windows XP Service Pack 2.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Keyword(s): Windows XP, Service Pack 2, Firewall, Network

Product(s): DiscJuggler Standard Edition, DiscJuggler Professional Edition, DiscJuggler.NET

Version(s): All

Issued: 08.25.04 12:37PM

Last Modified: 08.25.04 12:37PM




 

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