TCP connection to guest from host via VMWare bridge networking blocked [M1727]

Yes only TCP ports 135-139 and 445 work, but all others are blocked. There is a workaround which I forgot to mention, you need to add an application rule for Windows Operating System and add an allow out rule or set it as an outgoing only ruleset. In order to add WOS you need to use running process option at the new firewall application rule window.

Thank you very much. It is working after applying this rule (even IP output to single address and single port).

Special thanks for mentioning how to find “Windows Operation System”, I saw many references to it in forum, but never figure out how to get it. :slight_smile:

Ooops single address/port does not work (just forget to press Ok :)). Only narrow rule is IP output with destination set to network zone. Neither IP to address nor to mac address rules are working. Very confusing.

Also logging for this rule does not work.

Technically fixed as the workaround is now part of the default firewall application rules, which is Windows Operating System is part of the Windows System Applications file group in version The file group is defaulted to allow all outgoing requests.