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Running under Windows Firewall

Q. I want to have Windows firewall on while running Maxxtraxx on my network, is that possible?

Answer:

Note: If you are on a LAN (or behind a router), the windows firewall is pretty much redundant. Enabling the MS Firewall on computers that are part of a LAN does not add any significant security. The Window Firewall is really only useful if they're plugged directly into their internet modem and not using a router. If you still want to turn Windows firewall on while running Maxxtraxx please do the following steps.

-DISABLE or turn OFF the Windows Firewall.
-In addition to Mxtrxpro.exe, add the following .exe's to the exclusion list in the Windows Firewall.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\ssmsee.exe
-Add Port 1433 to the Exceptions list as TCP and add Sqlserver.exe from C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn
-Open MaxxTraxx with the Firewall OFF or DISABLED.
-With MaxxTraxx OPEN(minimized on the taskbar) re-enable the Windows Firewall.
MaxxTraxx should now start fine with the Firewall enabled.