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Connect to PMS with PMC from another computer

CYSEC W/ Alumni Posts: 6 Security Scout


I want connect to policy manager server with policy manager console from another computer.

I can't connect because 8080 port isn't open.

I turn off firewall but this isn't fix.

How can i do?



  • Jachym
    Jachym W/ Alumni Posts: 10 Security Scout


    check your Windows OS firewall as well. If you use the FS FW correctly you can disable OS FW safely.





    CYSEC W/ Alumni Posts: 6 Security Scout


    F-Secure Server Security hasn't firewall and Windows Firewall is off, but problem is not fix.


  • Ben
    Ben W/ Alumni Posts: 664 Cybercrime Crusader

    Hello Cysec,


    Did you disable the firewall on both machines and eventual intermediate ones? 

    Could it be that the port is used by another application?


    Please review also this post on this topic.

  • Chu
    Chu W/ Alumni Posts: 49 Junior Protector

    Good afternoon!


    Cysec, I suggest some steps to check:

    1. Check if the services is up and work fine. Use Status Monitor to do this, also you can use services.msc to check F-Secure services.

    2. Verify Windows Firewall. If you installed in Windows Server 2008 and above, DONT disable the firewall service. You can disable the firewall, but dont disable the service, otherwise your Windows will crash in some anothers services (where need firewall service is on).

    3. Chek if this Windows Server dont have any other service in the 8080 port. I already get some cases where SQL Server is installed in the same computer and MS SLQ is conflicting PMS.

    4. Use the base test - In another computer open the browser and type https://IP of Policy Manager Server:8080. Need open a F-Secure screen.

    5. Check if your network dont use a Proxy and the internals IP´s is in the Proxy Exception, otherwise, the Proxy will try force the comunication to PMS over internet, instead internal connection.


    Hope helped you to solve this issue.


    Best Regards,


    Roberto Chu


  • etomcat
    etomcat W/ Alumni Posts: 1,172 Firewall Master



    > connect to policy manager server with policy manager console from another computer.


    This is an option which can be selected early in the setup wizard of FSPM, but is NOT enabled by default.


    In general it only makes sense if you are running PMS on Linux, but want to take advantage of the Active Directory and .MSI capabilities of Windows-based PMC.


    In case of a fully Windows-based system, it is probably easier to simply remote desktop into the PMS server and also run PMC there. (Today's PMC v11/12 is no longer as resource use heavy as the old PMC version 9/10 were.)


    Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

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