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Windows Server 2008: why on earth is Microsoft giving us two firewalls within the OS?

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closed as not a real question by ThatGraemeGuy, GregD, Sven, splattne Sep 10 '10 at 14:48

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My understanding is that it's not a separate firewall from Windows Firewall, it's a more advanced management console for Windows Firewall.

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Thankx Joe...I can see how those links lead to that conclusion - same firewall, different UI. However...I can turn off the old firewall - windows tells me I running in a non-recommended state, then open windows firewall with advanced security - it insists it's running with all profiles active. any thoughts? thx – justSteve Sep 10 '10 at 12:42
Opps...i wasn't looking close enough - the 'Private' profile _was off. Making more sense now. sry 'n thankx again. – justSteve Sep 10 '10 at 12:49
Glad to help... – joeqwerty Sep 11 '10 at 2:28

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