I'm finding that ESS is interfering with the Blackarmor Discovery utilty. If I remove ESS this utility works. I've look in the ESS rules and don't see anything interefering. Any ideas? Seagates is telling me this will cause some issues when using the device in general. The utility is supposed to device the Seagate NAS but it does not unless I uninstall ESS. In noticed when uninstalling that the Windows firewall was enabled, of course, and it blocked the utility. Once I disabled Windows firewall it worked. Seagate says it's designed to work on open ports but if that's the case this wouldn't be an issue. Ideas? Thanks.... Edit: in looking into the firewall rules I do see that "Block outoing NETBIOS requests" and "Block incoming NETBIOS requests" are set to DENY and I cannot disable or edit these. Seagate mention that the NETBIOS was likely the issue. Hope this helps.