If wanting to push out Sophos to systems running Vista or Windows 7 you will get an error with Sophos unable to do the remote install. By Default remote registry is disabled on Vista and Windows 7.
Follow the steps below to enable a push install:
- Run services.msc and start Remote Registry
- Open ports 8192, 8193, 8194 in the firewall
- Go to Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall\Advanced settings
- Add a new Inbound Rule to allow ports 8192-8194 TCP inbound.
Once you have done this select to protect the computers again and the push install will work.
A more complete listing of the required services is also here: