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Software firewall exceptions for Ghost.


Article ID: 151741


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Ghost Solution Suite


When executing an imaging task with Ghost, the client fails to make contact with the session, or fails to communicate with the server. You suspect that a software firewall may be blocking client/server communication. Instead of turning the firewall off completely, you'd like to add port exceptions.


A software firewall may be blocking client/server communication.


The Ghost client and server use a series of ports to communicate with one another over a network. The following ports and protocols are used by Ghost:

      1345 (UDP)


      1346 (UDP)


      1347 (UDP)


      6666 (UDP)


    7777 (UDP)

To open these ports using the Windows Firewall, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall.
    2. Click on the Exceptions tab.
    3. Click Add Port.
    4. Enter the port number and protocol.
    5. Repeat these steps until all ports are added.

Note: By default, Ghost will add program exceptions to the Windows Firewall, on both the client and server machines. Port exceptions should only be added if the program exceptions are not sufficient.

Title: 'How the Ghost Console and Client communicate over the network'

Document ID: 151714

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