Looks as if these are pretty deep waters. I think I'll see if the firewall can't be dropped. I used some of the info given to look at what ports are actually opened, and there are a lot. Especially during a Check Out from Pro/ILINK.
Here is the original question:
Our IT department is planning to roll out Windows XP Service Pack 2. As part of this, they intend to implement the Windows Firewall with port blocking being controlled by Group Policy. Thus, local admins will not be able to unblock ports blocked by the Windows Firewall.
I am in ME support and am tasked with ensuring that the ME design tools, in this case Pro/E, Pro/ILINK, Pro/MECHANICA, and ProductView will work in said environment. PTC Tech support answers that this and such build of that and such tool is either certified or not, which is helpful as far as it goes, but not really what I am looking for. Is anybody currently running the PTC tools in conjunction with XP SP 2 with the Windows Firewall enabled?