Retrospect Client Firewall Exception

You must punch a hole in your firewall otherwise your machine will not be backed up. You can configure this exception just for Retrospect:

Windows 7

The easiest way to do this is to open a command-line or PowerShell window and type the following two commands:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Retrospect TCP" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=497 remoteip=152.3.140.222

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Retrospect UDP" dir=in action=allow protocol=UDP localport=497 remoteip=152.3.140.222

If you look at your firewall configuration, you should now see two exceptions named "Retrospect TCP" and "Retrospect UDP"

Windows XP

Using the command-line, simply type the following two commands:

netsh firewall add portopening protocol=tcp port=497 name="Retrospect TCP" scope=custom addresses=152.3.140.222

netsh firewall add portopening protocol=udp port=497 name="Retrospect UDP" scope=custom addresses=152.3.140.222

You will see "Retrospect TCP" and "Retrospect UDP" in your firewall exceptions list with a check box next to each.