Microsoft Windows XP With Service Pack 2
A Windows XP computer serving as a HASP License Manager may lose
the ability to broadcast GTX software licenses after an installation of Windows
XP Service Pack 2. The following instructions step through the process of
modifying the Windows Firewall to overcome restrictions imposed by the service
pack installation. The need for the firewall change is evident when, after the
service pack 2 installation on the License Server, a GTX client computer
displays one of the following alert messages while starting the GTX program.
To begin, access the Windows Security Center from the Start
button > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Security Center on
the Windows XP desktop. From the Security Center window select Windows
The Windows Firewall may be disabled completely when the Off
selection is marked. Continue with this lesson if Off is not the desired state
The Exceptions tab will reveal an
control which this lesson will refer to in the following steps. Port 475 must
be open as a firewall exception to allow the HASP server to communicate with
remote GTX client computer software. To begin, click on the
For confirmation that Port 475 is safe to have open through the
firewall you may perform an internet search for the following phrase
"Well-Known IP Ports". Included among the responses will be lists of port
number definitions which may be used to confirm that Port 475 is registered for
the use of the NetHASP license service, for example:
In the Add a Port settings window, which was opened by the previous step of
this lesson, enter the following information. Type 475 as the Port number and
check the TCP selection. The Name value may vary from the example.
Once again click the Add Port control of the Windows Firewall and
enter the following to the Add a Port settings window.
Type 475 as the Port number and check the UDP selection.
The Name value may vary from the example. Select OK.
The modifications to the Windows Firewall are now complete. The
Exceptions tab should display the names used during the previous Add a Port
processes. Close the Windows Firewall and Security Center to test the NetHASP