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

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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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=DF192E1B-A92A-4075-9F69-C12B7C54B52B&displaylang=en

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748991(WS.10).aspx

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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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