How Do I ... Configure Windows XP Service Pack 2 Firewall to work with Legato NetWorker



If you have recently added Windows XP SP2, you will need to configure the XP Firewall to allow connections with Legato NetWorker.

Configuration Steps

Step 1:

The Windows Firewall program is located under the Control Panel ( Start-Control Panel ). You must be logged on with an account that has administrator rights on the workstation.  Select Windows Firewall,  then select the  Exceptions tab.


Step 2:

Click on the Add Program button and Browse to the NetWorker client program (typically C:\Program Files\Legato\nsr\bin\nsrexecd.exe). Make sure you select nsrexecd.exe., NOT nsrexec.exe.

add program

Step 3:

Click  on the  Change Scope  button and  select  the  Custom List  option.

change scope

Step 4:

Enter the IP addresses of the Legato NetWorker backup servers (separated by a comma):,  and then click  OK .

ip addresses of legato netwroker backup servers

Step 5: 

Verify that nsrexecd.exe is in the list of Programs and Services, and the box is checked. Click  OK  to close the Windows Firewall configuration program. This completes the steps necessary to ensure that Legato NetWorker can access and backup the system.


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