Jul 23, 2009

Moss 2007 and Server 2008 window firewall

I have installed MOSS 2007 on a farm of 3 window 2008 servers:
There are serveral problems all related with window firewall:
  • can't browse Central Admin from anywhere other than Application server

Window Firewall only open Http at port 80. open an exception at CA port in App server to fix this problem.

  • Office Search Service or SSP can't be configured

Sharepoint SSP use web service call at port 56737. open exceptions on both WEF and App servers to fix this problem. If no query server is specified, configuration "looks like" it can go through, but "check service enabled in farm" disclose problems. Be sure to check it.

  • Index Propagation fails

Sharepoint use SMB (File Shareing) protocol to push index from Index to Query server (WFE in this case). Open "File and Printer SharePoint" exception to fix this problem.

reference: http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/02/13/protocols-ports-and-firewall-rules.aspx