Here's a list of ports from page 7 of http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/patchman/docs/PatchManagerAdministratorGuide.pdf
Server and console components use port 4092 TCP
Servers communicate with managed computers using the following ports:
• 135 TCP
• 445 TCP
• Dynamic ports 1024 to 65536 (varies by operating system)
The Patch Manager web console server uses the following ports:
• 8787 TCP
• 17777 TCP
Starting on page 8 you'll find some more detailed information about how the ports are used.
Cheers David, I guess I should've looked in the Admin guide first. Thanks for that.
More specifically, the Computer Explorer requires Windows Management Instrumentation (which is the reference to the dynamic ports 1024-65536).
The way to enable this is through the "Windows Management Instrumentation" rules in the Advanced Firewall configuration, rather than trying to create rules (which is what the AdminGuide sort of suggests).
These rules are disabled by default in Windows Vista and later (go figger), but are enabled by default in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Thanks LG, I'll implement in this fashion.