Every install I made, I tried to configure Windows built in software firewall to allow connections to FileMaker Server, but failed. Only being able to connect to the server after tuning off the firewall completely. As I believe that software firewalls actually do fill a role in the LAN (protecting against malware on laptops that has been infected while connected to some unprotected network elsewhere) I wonder if any of you have successfully configured Windows built in software firewall to allow connections to FileMaker Server?
With best regards Magnus Fransson.
The answer is "Yes". Quite a few times.
Have a look t this kb and check if you are missing any steps: Configuring Windows and OS X firewalls for FileMaker Server | FileMaker