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