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0019144MMW 5Generalpublic2022-11-02 20:17
Reporterzvezdan Assigned To 
PriorityurgentSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version5.0 
Target Version5.0.4Fixed in Version5.0.4 
Summary0019144: "Add Windows firewall exception" should not be enabled by default on install
DescriptionYou should at least give an option for users to choose that during installation.
Fixed in build2664


related to 0018264 closedLudek Firewall Rules: Auto rules needs to be tweaked in order that MM5 gets discoverable by Devices and MMA 
related to 0019519 closedLudek Scan completion dialog can appear blank / Optimize Elevation & Firewall prompts 



2022-06-13 20:26

developer   ~0068511

Zvezdan is probably right that it is too agressive and requires accepting UAC prompt on first MM5 run.

However disabling it by default would result in showing the "Windows Security Alert" dialog that creates the blocking rules when user just cancels the dialog.
Then enabling the MM firewall exception deletes the blocking rules (details in 0018264:0064524 )

Assigned to Rusty to decide about the default value.


2022-09-14 20:00

administrator   ~0069275

It _is_ surprising when the user sees the UAC / Firewall prompts without understanding why.

Preferable behavior would be that on first run, in the Setup Wizard's 'Share media' screen, there should be:
[x] Add Windows firewall exception

And when the user clicks [Next] --> the UAC/Firewall prompts appear (and the user understand why they're seeing it).


2022-09-21 16:01

developer   ~0069446

Sounds good,
added the '[x] Add Windows firewall exception' to the 'Share media' screen of the Welcome Wizard in build

To test this temporarily rename:


2022-11-02 20:17

developer   ~0070106

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