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Make OB2FWPASSTHRU=1 the default

Make OB2FWPASSTHRU=1 the default

Brief description:

If the Windows firewall is enabled it will cause issues to Remote Push installations and upgrades of Windows clients/servers. This happens when the installservice.exe, which is registered and started as a service from the Omniback share, is not allowed to bypass the firewall.

Automatic registration with the Windows Firewall requires the omnirc option OB2FWPASSTHRU=1 to be defined on the Windows Installation Server, from which the installation is performed. Instead of forcing each user to define this omnirc option, it should be enabled by default.

Benefit:

The Windows firewall is a standard component since Windows 2003 and has become quite popular. Please change OB2FWPASSTHRU to 1 by default to improve the overall client deployment experience for new and existing users.

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