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I have a need to open up the admin$ share on all of my domain's client PC's and I am trying to do so using group policy. I defined computer policy for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in a policy object linked to the appropriate container and added the appropriate rules. However, they are not being applied! I feel like I have tried all of the obvious steps: I've checked gpresult and the resulting set of policy is the way that I would expect it to look. I've gpupdate /force and gpupdate /sync on a few client computers, but no matter what I do they don't seem to respond to my changes. I know that other computer policies in the GPO are being applied so it is strange that these are not. I have also disabled exceptions on clients in the firewall GPO, but that doesn't seem to be applying either. Here is a screenshot of the firewall.cpl from a client:

firewall.cpl 1 firewall.cpl 2

Basically, although other options in the same GPO ARE applied for computer policy, the firewall settings seem to be ignored.

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Make sure you use the "Windows XP" Settings in:

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connections -> Windows Firewall

The "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security" is for Windows 7.

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Trying this out now... didn't realize that Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is W7 only – tacos_tacos_tacos Jul 2 '12 at 17:01
Actually, it's Vista and up / 2008 and up – MichelZ Jul 2 '12 at 17:06
That's it! Thanks much – tacos_tacos_tacos Jul 2 '12 at 17:29

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