I installed Google Earth Pro (why wouldn't you, it's free now) and then moved on to my radio planning tools. One of them, Radwin R-Planner, which is Google Earth Plug-In based, wouldn't work for some reason. I have been fighting that battle for two days, but am happy to report that I found a fix, at least for me.
It seems that for some reason on my Windows 8.1 setup, a fresh install, when I installed the Google Earth Plug-In, it didn't set up any of the firewall rules .. for the plug-in.
So, here's what I had to do:
Add 2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs to the exception list:
- geplugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\plugin\geplugin.exe'
- googleearth.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe'
That's it. I hope it helps ya, if ya need it!