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On Tue, 30 Nov 2004, Kor Kiley wrote:

> It would be nice if someone would document exactly what the symantec
> script does in the way of "poking holes" in the SP2 firewall so that if
> it fails or doesn't run we have a reference for making the changes
> manually.

It's available from the software download site:

https://www.uvm.edu/software/distribution/windows/patches_upgrades/winxp/icf-uvmrules.bat

mga.

>
> Kor
>
> Steve Cavrak wrote:
>
> > Mike K and I are helping some clients get a set of windows XP notebook
> > computers working on the wireless network. It's been a "fun" adventure,
> > made successful by the cybercafe where most of the experts eventually
> > pass through ...
> >
> > The apparent trick(s) are almost a catch 22 ...
> >
> > a. antivirus has to be 9 to install vpn firewall exceptions
> >
> > b. vnp has to be current to uninstall itself and it's certificates
> > certificates so av can poke the holes
> >
> > Here's what works for the older machines ...
> >
> >
> > 1. uninstall the current vpn
> >
> >        no questions
> >
> > 2. install a new one
> >
> >        still doesn't work (and is confusing because the installer is
> > named
> > "UVM VPN Client", not "UVM VPN Installer")
> >
> > 3. uninstall the new vpn. delete the certificates
> >
> >        this time, it asked about the certificates
> >
> > 4. download and install symantec 9
> >
> >        this will poke holes in the SP2 firewall
> >
> > 5. reinstall the vpn
> >
> >
> > Steve
>

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Mike Austin                             The University of Vermont
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