Firewall exception for streamed app RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm having trouble with streaming Groove 2007.  When I start it up on the app-v 4.6 client which is installed on server 2008 r2 it comes up with the error:

    "Groove is blocked by Windows Firewall and cannot function properly....Would you like to enable Groove communication  yes\no" I click yes then get:

    "Groove is unable to communicate through your firewall and will run with limited functionality....."

    I'm assuming that its groove.exe that needs a exception in the firewall, i've tried manally putting in exceptions for the ports "80, 443, 2492 & 1211" and for groove.exe by referencing it as "Q:\...groove.exe" but this hasn't worked.

    Does anybody have any ideas?




    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:29 AM


All replies

  • Hello,

    Are you considering it a failure because it prompts the user that it needs a firewall opening ?
    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 3:42 PM
  • Thanks for the reply to my question.

    I'm assuming by the second message (maybe wrongly) when I press "yes" create the exception that the firewall exception is not being created for the app:

    "Groove is unable to communicate through your firewall and will run with limited functionality....."



    Monday, December 13, 2010 10:23 AM
  • Hello,

    Which firewall are you configuring with the exceptions - is it a third-party or Windows Firewall?

    Asking groove to open the firewall would (I assume) only effect the natively available firewall and probably can't deal with any third-parties. Since neither the request to open nor your manual entries were successful and providing you with the above error message - my suspicion is that you have another firewall inplace (meaning, not the windows natively available firewall).



    Monday, December 13, 2010 3:53 PM
  • Thanks again for your response.

    It's only a window firewalls installed/enabled and when I switch off the firewall and launch Groove it dosen't come up with the error message but when I switch it back on the error comes back.

    How do people normally add a firewall exception for a streamed app?



    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:39 AM
  • Hello,

    Normally I push out firewall settings via a centralized management tool (of course depending on what type of firewall I am dealing with)

    Considering that it works if you are turning it off - it could be that the above settings are not enough or that you have not configured the settings so they are actually effective...

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:58 PM
  • How you configure Windows Firewall isn't dependant on whether the application is installed or virtualised.

    See this link for various article on how to configure Windows Firewall with Group Policy: http://www.bing.com/search?q=windows+firewall+group+policy+site%3Atechnet.microsoft.com+-site%3Asocial.technet.microsoft.com&form=QBRE&filt=all&qs=n&sk=&sc=1-91

    • Proposed as answer by znack Monday, January 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:52 AM
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 6:05 PM
  • What happens if you put in \\\Q$\.....\groove.exe? Same results?

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    Monday, December 27, 2010 11:19 PM