47403: Acronis Snap Deploy: Preparing Machines for Remote Installation

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Last update: 15-04-2021

Prepare machines for remote installation of Acronis Snap Deploy components

  • If you are running Windows 10, disable User Account Control (UAC) or enable and use the built-in administrator.

  • If you are running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 and you are not in domain environment, disable User Account Control (UAC) on the machine:
  • If you are running Windows XP, disable the following option on the machine:

    Control panel -> Folder options -> View -> Use simple file sharing

  • File and Printer Sharing must be enabled on the remote machine:
    • Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server: Control panel -> Windows Firewall -> Exceptions -> File and Printer Sharing
    • Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 Windows 7, Windows 8: Control panel -> Windows Firewall -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change advanced sharing settings
  • Acronis Snap Deploy uses TCP ports 445 and 25001 for remote installation. Make sure that these ports are added to exceptions in the firewall settings on the remote machines. TCP port 445 is added to exceptions automatically by Windows Firewall when you enable File and Printer Sharing.

    To add a port to exceptions:

    • In Windows XP, Windows Vista: Control panel -> Windows Firewall -> Exceptions -> Add Port
    • In Windows 7, Windows 8: Control panel -> Windows Firewall -> Advanced settings -> Inbound Rules -> New Rule -> Port

      If the remote machines are members of an Active Directory domain and use no firewall other than Windows Firewall, you can add TCP port 25001 to exceptions by using Group Policy. On a domain controller, create a Group Policy object, then go to Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connections -> Windows Firewall -> Domain Profile -> Windows Firewall: Define port exceptions (or: Define inbound port exceptions), and then add the following port exception:

      25001:tcp:*:enabled:Acronis remote install