Firewalls and other possible blockades in networks
and OLfolders PE will not work, if it is blocked by a Firewall!
OLfolders and Firewalls
If you have
an active Firewall in your network, you may experience that
Olfolders refuses to connect to the other computer or to
the server. In this case, usually the traffic is blocked
by a firewall, for examle the Windows Firewall, PCCillin,
Norton Internet Security and many others.
In order to
find how to configure your firewall properly we re-commend
Administrator at the client (Found in OLfolders PRO
in the start menu under tools). If you start this, you
may see a dialog from a firewall asking to block this
program. We should not block nor OLWServer.exe, Outlook
If you see the dialog, you may find out which firewall
is blocking, this is usually written in the window title.
If you can
not connect with OLfolders Administrator, please start
OLfolders Administrator from the server. If the server
connects without problems, the firewall must be configured
at the client.
At the server,
try to create a local connection from within Outlook:
Tools/OLfolders/Connect to server, enter localhost as
the server name and try to connect or at least drop
down the users. If you can drop down the users in OLfolders
PRO, the connection is OK.
off all firewalls and re-start OLfolders Server, then
try again connection from Outlook and OLfolders Administrator.
If you now
can connect, you should configure the firewall properly,
depending on what firewall(s) you are running configuration
may be different.