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I don't understand. If I create rules in the MMC snap-in, they don't appear in netsh, if I create rules in netsh, they don't appear in the MMC snap-in. What am I missing here?

(Note: this is Windows 7)

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Finally, I found out.

My mistake is that I was using the Local Security Policy console to modify the firewall settings. A more direct approach is to use the "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security" console (in the administration tools). There I can manage rules and they appear in netsh (and vice-versa).

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