Windows Firewall (previously named the Internet Connection Firewall) is a firewall client included by default in Microsoft operating systems since Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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Windows Filtering Platform blocking packets for legitimate traffic

I am running into an issue with traffic from a webapp server to a database server being blocked or filtered. I have allowed inbound and outbound traffic on the needed ip and port with a firewall rule, ...
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Windows 8 - Firewall Issues from Command Line

I created the following script basically to block absolutely everything and only allow through what I want, however it's not allowing through what I like in regards to the internet. Can anyone see an ...
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Firewall allow all ports of w3wp.exe

I want to make the firwall take all process of my IIS 7.5 to allow inbound connections, becasue I dont wanna lost my time making each new application, and to do it easier to maintenance. Can I do it? ...
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Open custom port for IIS windows firewall or group policy

I am running Windows SBS 2011. I have added a web site to IIS using port 8888 and it works perfectly when connecting locally, but not from any other PC on the network (domain). I think I need to open ...
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Apache tomcat server win8 cannot be accessed outside of local host

I have installed the apache-tomcat server on my local win7. The port I specified is 9999. Additionally, I use the distributed binary version of apache tomcat. Not installing as a windows service. I ...
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How does a Virtual Server handle Firewalling in relation to its host?

I have a host server running Windows Server 2008 and on this I have a Virtual Server (using Hyper-V) running Windows Server 2003. The Virtual server hosts websites specifically. I am trying to use the ...
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Server 2k8 Port Issue?

I am having an issue, I have configred wf.msc to allow the following ports through: 80, 443, 3306, 1433, 21, 22, 8889 My report is showing that most are not open and/or listening, let alone ...
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Does Windows Server 2008 R2 firewall ipsec tunnel encapsulated data in one port?

Today I have the following setup: All my servers are located in the internet, they are protected by Windows Firewall and Advanced Secutiry using IPSec with certificate. It includes the Domain ...
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Windows Firewall - How to block all international traffic?

We have a web/database server on Amazon AWS and I have recently discovered it is getting a ton of attack attempts from various international IPs. After checking a few they mostly seem to reside in ...
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Block incoming DNS queries using netsh advfirewall

How do you do this with Windows firewall? iptables -I INPUT --in-interface ! lo -p udp --dport 53 -j DROP Ideally, if you can do this with netsh and so that it will survive whatever it is that ...
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Can't open port 211 on Windows Server 2003 [closed]

I have a windows 2003 server VPS and have installed Projetex Server on it. Apparently, it uses Firebird as the database on port 211. However, my client connection attempts were unsuccessful - with the ...
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Disable firewall for all network profiles on Windows Server 2008 R2 through GPO

I've been trying to disable firewall on a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 machines for all network profiles using GPO, but it seems to be working only for domain profile so far. In Group Policy ...
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Binding IIS site to alternate IP not accessible remotely - OK locally - Windows 2008 R2

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with multiple IPs (4 in total) associated with it. When I bind an IIS web site to one of the alternate ones I can browse too it locally but when I try to do it ...
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Windows Advanced Firewall - adding Authorized Computers breaks rule

How can adding a 'only allow connections to these computers' setting in an an otherwise working IPSec rule break connectivity? Background: I'm setting up a basic set of client rules that restrict ...
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Can a firewall partially block a package?

We have just recently been doing an extensive testing of a certain in-house program (called SPARE) for handling spareparts. The idea is quite simple. Each node has a database on a server and through a ...
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Unable to reach Terminal Apps and Ping to VM server 2008

We have Domain Controller Group Policy Set to Disable Firewall on All computers within Domain, because we have Syamntec end point Protection enabled. The problem now is, since Windows Firewall is ...
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Windows AdvFirewall and nmap scans

I come from a Unix background but got the task of configuring a Windows firewall on a public facing server. I find awkward that any nmap scan I perform against the public IP reports all TCP ports ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server with 2 ip address, how to only enable RDP to one address

As the title says we have a Windows 2008 R2 Server with 2 IP address. Currently, we can connect via RDP to both IP addresses, however, we want to block/disable RDP connections that attempt to connect ...
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Problems configuring winrm without windows firewall

I'm trying to follow this guide to prepare my server to become a chef-client: http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Knife+Windows+Bootstrap When I run commands like: C:\> winrm set winrm/config ...
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Securing network: Windows XP 64 bit Professional [closed]

For a small office network (e.g. 6 machines on LAN), using Windows XP 64 bit Professional as the OS on the server machine, I want to enable sharing of files on the server machine NTFS hard-drive ...
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Blocking websites on Windows OS machine: registry vs firewall

When attempting to block a particular website (e.g. www.facebook.com) on a Windows XP 64bit Professional SP3 machine there are a number of methodologies that can be employed. Some methods are clearly ...
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Configure Windows Firewall to block all except for specific traffic

I'm trying to configure Windows Firewall on Server 2008 R2 to block everything except for the traffic that I add to the rule list. I see there are three policies - public/private/domain. I've been ...
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blocked all but 2 ips for remote desktop services in windows firewall still getting bad logins

I have the following firewall setup in my Advanced Windows Firewall screen: If I understand it correctly, only the two ips I have listed should be able to connect to my remote desktop service. ...
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How to add port exception range via group policy

I am currently working in a Windows Server 2003 environment. We've recently picked up Spiceworks and are having some issues getting all of the machines on our network scanned properly. So far it seems ...
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Is the windows server 2008 r2 firewall in amazon ec2 not necessary

Under normal circumstances, is the windows server 2008r2 firewall, running on an amazon ec2 instance even necessary? Can it safely be turned off? It appears that thru the security groups, amazon is ...
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Restrict Outbound Connections of a Windows Server 2008 NAT Router

I am setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 lab environment in VMWare workstation and attempting where possible to use Windows Server 2008 R2 to implement machines that serve specific roles within that ...
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Creating a whitelist for RDP access

Since people are getting unauthorized access to my Windows Server (bruteforced over several months..), I'd like to set up a whitelist for RDP access. I have tried the following with Windows Firewall ...
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Win 2008 firewall exceptions wont save

Possible Duplicate: My server’s been hacked EMERGENCY Windows 2008 R2 - all updates. The firewall used to work fine - since i edited the exceptions, up until now. Im getting RDP brute ...
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Is it easy or even possible yet to manage windows firewall with powershell?

I'm doing some POC testing on a server 2012 environment, and during initial firewall configuration I find myself going to the GUI repeatedly when I'd really much rather be able to write a script. I've ...
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How to enable FTP on W2008 R2 SP1 for a user who are allowed to “Log on as a service”

I am able to download files from an FTP on Win-CE to W2008 R2 SP1 64-Bit with a batch after creating a Firewall rule: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Allow FTP" dir=in action=allow ...
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Cannot modify port number for a newly added firewall inbound rule

Using a stand alone Windows Server 2012 Standard edition (no Active Directory), I succeded to add a new rule to allow sql server connection, by entering the .exe file When I edited the rule property ...
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Firewall predefined rule property cannot be modified

Using a stand alone Windows Server 2012 Standard edition (no Active Directory), I Tried to establish a simple remote desktop with a custom port number, but could not modify the port number in the ...
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Windows Firewall Statistics

I am running Windows native firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2. I am looking for a way to get statistics, as the number of time that each rule has been fired etc. I can't find anything in the user ...
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Network profile reverts to 'Unidentified' following Windows Update reboot

I have searched high and low for a solution to this problem. I have multiple servers running Windows 2000 Server as well as Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, and 2008 R2. All of these servers are on the ...
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Windows Server 2008: Limit UDP/TCP packets per IP or ban

How I can limit UDP/TCP packets per IP send to my host (or better PORT) per second or minute ? Would be nice to ban that IP for 12/24 hours or even for ever. I got Windows Server 2008 and I'm very ...
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Windows Firewall allows connection from any IP regardless of rule that only allow a specific IP

I have configured the Windows Firewall to Block (default) incoming connection on the public profile. I have created a rule for a port (in this case, this is Sql Server) that explicitly states that ...
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Why is file sharing over internet still working, despite all firewall exceptions for filesharing being disabled?

Every exception in my windows server firewall that starts with "File and Printer Sharing" is disabled (ordered by name, so that includes domain, public (active), and private profiles). The Network ...
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Allow incoming connections on Windows Server 2008 R2

Good day people. First, im new to Windows Server. I've always used Linux/Apache combo, but, my client has and AWS EC2 Windows Server 2008 R2 instance and he wants everything in there. Im working ...
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Clickonce applications being allowed through firewall

The company I work for uses an application that is deployed through clickonce. This means that everytime they update said program the program regenerates in a new location ie: ...
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Windows Firewall IPSec configuration, how to protect the AD

Here's my infrastructure configuration: All servers have public IP I've setup a GPO to enable IPSec on everyone of them with a "require for inbound and request for outbound" rule, for all server, ...
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How to open a port on windows server?

I have a Windows 2008 server on Amazon EC2. I have installed Jboss 7 server on pot 8080 (IIS is running on port 80). When I execute http://localhost:8080 from within the server on a browser it works ...
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How can I use netsh to find a rule using a pattern

I'm wondering whether anyone in Microsoft has ever come to a situation where they can't remember a rule's name! The netsh advfirewall firewall show rule only accepts 1 name and no pattern matching ...
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Forefront TMG 2010 RDP Connections without non-standard ports

From my reading, it looks like the Forefront TMG will not allow the passing of RDP connections through the firewall without configuring a non-standard port for each IP address of the internal servers ...
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Firewall GPO not applying despite being enumerated by gpresult

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 ...
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Why is Windows Firewall blocking these network connections?

Workstations on the office VLAN are assigned IP addresses in the 10.10.0.0/16 range. It's defined as a "Work" network and is using the "Private" firewall rule set. We use a central firewall / router ...
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TMG 2010: how to block HTTPS access to certain sites?

Just installed Forefront TMG 2010 and set up firewall rules. My company's policy requires to block access to webmail sites, like gmail, yahoo mail, etc. So I added these webmail domain names to a ...
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Firewall “Connection Security” when there is no trust and NATing between the two computers

First a little explanation of my network topology. I have a internal domain, and edge network domain. There is no trust between the two domains (and IT will not allow a one way trust to be set up ...
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Windows firewall logging. Log file is always blank

I have read many similar articles and posts on how to enable windows firewall logging. I have Win2k8r2 server without any Active Directory, DC, domains and other complicated stuff. Almost all of this ...
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I want to connect to SQL Server Express remotely through windows firewall

I have a VPS windows 2008 with SQL Server Express installed on it. I want to access the SQL Server Express database from my PC. I can access it when I disable windows firewall, otherwise I cannot. ...
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Windows Server 2008 is blocking IP of some clients

I'm having a very weird situation on my Window Server 2008 R2 hosts. In these hosts, we have an ASP.NET Application hosted with IIS 7.0. The problem is that, eventualy, one of the clients' IP is ...