Data Protector – Open Firewall port

When installing Data Protector agents, you need to open the port 5555.
To do so, you can just open a command line, as administrator if using Windows Vista or superior and type:

netsh firewall set portopening TCP 5555 “Data Protector”

This will add an exception, and you can deploy your agent.
If you need to do this for a lot of systems, then you should make use of group policy and open this port through Group Policy.
For that type gpedit, don’t forget you need to be a domain admin for this, and look for Windows Settings -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security ->Inbound Rules

Then right click on the right pane and click New Rule. Follow the wizard to open the port 5555 and apply the policy to the intended OU.

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