How can I configure an inbound rule on a Windows Server 2016 firewall to allow access from a program which is not installed on the server? When searching for a program browse is only offered for locations on the server. Is the path specified for the rule applied to the machine accessing the server? Is it possible to create a rule based only the executable program file name, irrespective of where it is installed on the machine accessing the server?
You need to find out which network ports your application uses to communicate. Usually, firewalls do not support to choose some programs. The standard is to define source, destination and ports.