Any way to start it back up or regain access remotely? We don't have anyone onsite as the server is collocated in another state. Obviously they shouldn't have done what they did, and I'm just trying to get access back. Any help is appreciated.
This assumes your policy doesn't drop ALL network traffic of course
Do you have powershell installed? If so:
should do the trick.
If not, try the sc command. I don't have a Windows 2008 box handy so I don't know the actual service name, but if you do
You'll get a list of services. Find whatever windows firewall actual service name is and execute