Windows Firewall should open port 80 and 443 for Work Folders


Updated: July 10, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2

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Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2


File and Storage Services





Work Folders is enabled, but both port 80 and 443 are closed in Windows Firewall.

Users will not be able to sync with this server using Work Folders.

Use Windows Firewall to open port 443 and port 80.