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RPC server unavailable if Windows Firewall on, ok if off?

RPC server unavailable if Windows Firewall on, ok if off?

RPC server unavailable if Windows Firewall on, ok if off?

Hi, not a major problem but if I try to 'manage' any of our windows 2007 workstations from our 2008 Standard servers via Active Directory Users and Computers, although I can connect and see the event logs, if I try to look at Disk Management I get 'RPC server unavailable'.

If I turn off the Windows Firewall on the server it works and if I turn it on but 'allow' (rather than the default 'block') all inbound traffic it works. The Firewall logs don't tell me anything being blocked so I am unsure about what inbound rule is meant to be enabled that isn't already?

Any ideas?



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