Nondefault firewalls must have ports manually added as exceptions

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  • Issue

    If you are using a firewall other than the default Windows firewall, you might experience the following issues:

    • SMI-S Provider is unable to communicate with a removed SMI-S client.

    • The SMI-S client is unable to receive indications from SMI-S Provider.

  • Cause

    This issue occurs when you use a firewall other than the default Windows firewall without first manually adding the necessary ports as exceptions.

  • Corrective action

    Add ports 427, 5988, and 5989 as exceptions to your firewall.