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Unable to connect with Mini Remote Control to a computer that uses Windows Firewall

Updated: November 6, 2017


The Windows Firewall blocks the Dameware Mini Remote Control agent from connecting to a remote machine. This article shows how to configure the Windows Firewall to allow a connection.


  • All Mini Remote Control versions


The Windows Firewall was configured to block the Dameware Agent.


  1. Open Windows Firewall.
  2. Click "Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall".
  3. Please select "Dameware Mini Remote Control Service".
  4. Check the box of (Domain, Private and Public).
  5. Click OK.


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