Solved Do we usually have server Firewall turned on?

November 10, 2011 at 21:15:44
Specs: Windows Server 2003 Standard, Intel Dual Core/4GB
I am unable to join a computer to a domain if I have the firewall on the DC turned on even after I put exception on UDP ports 67 and 68. Then when I try to configure Routing and Remote Access, it says I have to disable the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing service. I have supposed we only need to open the ports for respective requirements. Why do we need to totally disable the firewall? Isn't it more risky without the firewall?

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November 16, 2011 at 19:21:52
How can I delete this post? I have got the answers from somewhere else.

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November 17, 2011 at 00:55:14
Don't delete it. Do others a service and describe what was the cause of your problem and what your solution was.

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November 17, 2011 at 01:18:41
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RRAS server comes with a basic firewall and it can't co-exist with the Windows firewall. This is peculiar only to Windows server 2003 in contrast to Windows server 2008.

In order to have Windows firewall enabled, one need to follow How to configure Windows Server 2003 SP1 firewall for a Domain Controller.

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November 17, 2011 at 07:22:09

Thanks for coming back and posting your resolution so that others with similar problems can (hopefully) find this using the search function and fix their problem without having to chase all over the internet looking for it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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November 17, 2011 at 20:29:13
You are welcome. I thank for all your help and anticipate the same in the future.

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