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Cannot remotely manage Windows Firewall

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Phouchg    2,050

First of all, I apologize beforehand for carelessly wandering into the Land Of Servers.

Well, anyway, I have this setup running in VirtualBox:

Host: Windows 7 SP1 (

Guest: Windows Web Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Server Core), fresh install, no roles activated yet (

- There's no domain, only default WORKGROUP workgroup set for both

- Server's administrator user's credentials have been added to the Host using Credential Manager

- Therefore, Computer Management snap-in connects and, e.g., Services, Event Viewer can be fully vandalised managed

- Windows Firewall snap-in, however, doesn't want to connect and barks at me like this:

- Server's firewall has been configured to allow remote management

* initially with Core Configurator

* then with netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="remote administration" new enable=yes

* finally firewall was disabled at all and that didn't make a difference

Where am I being dumb, please? :wacko:

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Phouchg    2,050

Solved it. Probably. Remote administration of Firewall seems to require a domain to be set up. Oh well.

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