JSI Tip 8425. The SMS Administrator console cannot display Windows Event Viewer, Windows Diagnostics or Windows Performance Monitor for Windows XP Service Pack 2 clients?

When you try to start one of the subject tools, you receive:

The network path was not found.

NOTE: The %WinDir%\Pfirewall.log shows that the SMS server queried all the file sharing ports.

Windows XP SP2 enables the Windows Firewall, which blocks the required ports.

To workaround this behavior:

1. Start / Control Panel / Windows Firewall.

2. Select the General tab.

3. Check On (recommended).

4. Clear the Don't allow exceptions setting box.

5. Select the Exceptions tab.

6. Check the File and Printer Sharing box.

7. Press OK.

NOTE: See Deploying Internet Connection Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2.

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