Applies to:
ALM 11.52 Connectivity through firewall on Server 2008 RS
Issue Summary:
When trying to allow access to HP ALM without having to completely take down the firewall on the server.  Allows access to the Port.  In this case the started port of 8080 is used. 
User must have complete administrative access.
SQL 2008 installed, with firewall activated. 


  1. Log on to the data-tier server.
  2. Click “Start”, then click “Control Panel”
  3. Click on "Windows Firewall"
  4. On Left Side of screen, click on "Advanced Settings"
  5. This will open a new window called "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security"
  6. On Left Side of screen, click "Connection Security Rules"
  7. On right Side of screen, click "New Rule..."
  8. This will open a new window for you to make your new Firewall rule
  9. Select the "Custom" Radial button, Click "Next"
  10. Verify that both "Endpoint 1" and "Endpoint 2" are set to "Any IP address". Click "Next"
  11. Select "Do not authenticate" radial button, Click "Next"
  12. On the protocol type dropdown menu, Select "TCP". This will allow inputs for EndPoint 1 and Endpoint 2 Ports
  13. For both Endpoint 1 & 2 ports, Select "Specific Port" from the drop down menu. This will enable data to be entered below the dropdown menu
  14. Type "8080" for both the fields for Endpoint 1 & 2 Port. Click "Next"
  15. Verify that "Domain", "Private", and "Public" are all checked. Click "Next"
  16. Name your Firewall rule, Click "Finish"
With firewall enabled on the server, verify you can load into the HP instance from a different machine.