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It seems that when I install TFS I just lost all my Windows Firewall settings.

How can I back this up and restore them on Windows 2003?

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The firewall configuration is stored in the registry

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\

It can be exported to backup or if you do a registry backup its included in it.

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Since Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 netsh.exe utility allows (netsh advfirewall export) to export/import Windows Firewall with Advanced security configuration.

But it seems for Windows XP/Windows Server 2003 no other possible [standard] solutions for this task except export/import registry settings as jer.salamon stated above.

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