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Windows 7 - Rsync: "Windows Security Alert, Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program"

Product: ProfileUnity-FlexApp

Product Version: 6.5

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: March 31, 2016

 

Problem:

Sync to new location or Sync to new location only (Don't redirect) is used.

Windows 7

 

Symptoms:

Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program

Windows Firewall has blocked some features of rsync on all public, private and domain networks.

Name: rsync

Publisher: Unknown

Path: C:\Program files\profileunity\temp\pupsync\rsync.exe

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Possible Resolution(s):

Insert exemption in to GPO:


Open GPO Management Editor, go to: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall

Edit this setting: Windows Firewall: Define inbound program exceptions

Enable.

Value: c:\Program Files\profileunity\temp\pupsync\rsync.exe:*:enabled:Rsync App

Option 2)

Create registry rule in configuration to add this value:

Filter: No Filter - Apply this to all
Action: Add Value
Process Action Post Login: False
Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List
Data Type: REG_SZ
Value: C:\Program Files\ProfileUnity\Temp\PUPThinApp\rsync.exe
Data: C:\Program Files\ProfileUnity\Temp\PUPThinApp\rsync.exe:*:Enabled:rsync
Description: Set firewall rule to allow rsync
Disabled: False

Note: Path to application might vary depending on version or ProfileUnity. 

 

Refrerence: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766312

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