All I get in windows firewall is:
"For your security some setitngs are managed by your network administrator"
(I'm local admin)
closed as off topic by pauska, Mark Henderson♦ Apr 20 '12 at 11:07
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Just speak to whoever manages your group policies - why work around them when they're probably just a phone call and 5 minute chat away that will leave you with a fully supported solution rather than one you need to manage yourself.