Windows firewall issues (I think)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by BouncingSoul, May 27, 2010.

  1. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

    Sioux Falls, SD
    Ok, I'm confused here. All of our existing machines have the firewall turned off by GPO, yet the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service is started and set to automatic. I guess I assumed if you turned off the firewall by GPO, then this service was turned off. Apparently I'm wrong. All of the existing machines can be browsed by \\COMPUTERNAME\DRIVE$\PATH, I assumed this happened normally without any extra configuration, again I guess I'm wrong.

    On the new machines, just like the oldies, the firewall is turned off via GPO but that service continues to run. If I'm at a new machines and attempt to connect to the old machines I can do it just fine. But if I reverse that, try to connect to the new machines from the old, I get a 0x80070035 network path not found error. Since I didn't setup the old machines, I don't know what was done (if anything) to them to enable this functionality. But I need it! The last thing I want to do copy my files to a flash drive and run all over pasting my stuff in each machines. So what did I forget to do?