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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Securing Windows Firewall connections for Windows Server 2012

I have Windows Server 2012 at Amazon EC2 in non-domain environment. I need to remote desktop into it and also connect to Microsoft SQL server instance running on it. In addition to opening these ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server: Network zones (Public / Private / Domain) Seem to change randomly

So far on 2 occasions we have noticed that the network zones assigned to our server nics has been changed without any interaction on our part. This is out of a few hundred servers we manage. Case 1) ...
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A Windows Filtering Platform filter has been changed - File and Printer Sharing

My Windows 2008 R2 server gets hammered tons of login attempts. I guess somebody is running a Brute Force attack. Funny enough our MySQL configuration file got deleted last night, so they must have ...
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How to block an outbound connection to a specific location

We have a server that is making calls to a specific url, such as https://this.server.name/folder/folder2/... The devs do not know what code is making calls to this location and want me to block it in ...
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Disable “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” for all profiles(Domain,Public,Standard) in local GP using script help! Windows 7 Clients

We need Windows7 with windows firewall to be turned off , so the GOLD image has windows firewall turned off for all profiles(Domain,Public,Standard) and Windows Service disabled No the same GOLD ...
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firewall inbound rule for rdp port

I have added an inbound rule for port 3389 to allow rdp access only for certain remote ip's. Even after doing so, i am able to rd my server from an ip that is not added in the rule. Please guide me ...
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Windows firewall blocks nearly all traffic after reboot?

Sometimes when the systems boot they don't accept any inbound traffic at all and my IPSec rules don't work outbound - it appears that the server is stuck in some kind of initial post boot ...
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Firewall configuration for SQL Server 2012 Express on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Workgroup

We are attempting to configure a server application to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 using SQL Server 2012 Express. With the server firewall turned off completely the application can communicate just ...
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How do I turn off Windows 7 Firewall via script or through automation?

This is in regards to working on machines before joining the machine to a domain and although I would love to rely on GPO, that isn't an option at this time. In the environment I'm working in, the ...
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Can't access Server 2012 IIS 8 remotely. Firewall settings are set to forward port to server's LAN IP

IIS role is installed in Server. Server has 2 NICs with fixed address on the same subnet. Firewall allows these apps and features: WWW Services (HTTP) Secure WWW Services (HTTPS) Remote Access Remote ...
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Windows Firewall deployed by GPO detecting Public NL

Am struggling with Server 2008 R2 NLA and the Windows Firewall. Currently we are testing rolling out Windows Firewall via GP and have a test server that enables the firewall for Domain, Private and ...
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External Network Adapter Location Domain instead of Public

Running a Windows 2012 Server as a DC/DNS/DHCP/RRAS (NAT) in a 2 nic environment where 1 is public and one is private. Server sees both nics as part of the domain... this is quite unpleasant since I ...
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Windows Azure VM - cannot set remote IP address restriction using windows firewall

I have successfully configured a SQL 2008 VM in Azure, added an end point which maps through to port 1433 and set up a windows firewall rule for inbound traffic to connect to SQL server. The next ...
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How to prevent Skype DDOS [duplicate]

Is there a way to monitor number of attempted Skype connections on a specified port and dynamically firewall off the offending IPs if they break a certain threshhold within a specific time limit - in ...
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Windows Server: can't connect to File&Print services through PPTP VPN

We have setup a simple VPN server with PPTP enabled and have forwarded correct PPTP 1723 port and GRE 47 on plain Windows Server 2008(NOT R2). Now when I am trying to connect from any VPN client ie: ...
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open IMAP port Windows Firewall

on my windows Server I'd like to install a imap server. Through HTTP the server is reachable, but if I try to connect using IMAP the server does not respond, instead if I disable the firewall it works ...
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IP setting for client computers accessing internet via a firewall/router

I am a bit of a noob, I have a sbs server and client computers connected to a switch that is then connected to a firewall/router. The sbs server creates private ip address for the client computers, my ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Block outgoing traffic of program

I need to run a program on Windows Server 2003. I need all in AND out traffic to AND from this program to be blocked, EXCEPT if the origin/destination is 127.0.0.1. I have to only block this one ...
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How can I back up my recommendation to NOT disable the Windows Firewall service?

I know from direct personal experience that disabling the Windows Firewall service on post-XP systems can lead to all sorts of networking problems, and that the proper way of disabling it is by ...
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DirectAccess Server firewall rules blocking ports

I have configured DirectAccess on my Server 2012 Essentials box and most of it works great - I can remotely access the server via RDP and the default IIS website on port 80. However, I can't access ...
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Enable file and print sharing command line - how to enable it just for profile=private

I know that the following cmd can enable file and print sharing firewall rule: netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="File and Printer Sharing" new enable=yes But it turns on file and print ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 Foundation to route all Internet traffic through an OpenVPN connection using RRAS

First of all I'm not (yet) a fully trained IT professional but just a college student so please forgive me if some of the things I'm about to ask might seem "stupid" because the answers are totally ...
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Server 2008 Firewall not allowing connection through

Running Server 2008 R2. I'm trying to get a Zabbix agent working. The agent works if I turn off the firewall on the server. For obvious reasons, I don't want to leave the firewall off. As per the ...
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My VPS windows server 2008 R2 is blocking IP [closed]

A client can not connect to the VPS because the server blocks it. He has to change several times his IP to conect. This is a serious problem. I have a rule in the firewall where I allow his conection ...
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Determining which service Windows Firewall is blocking?

I'm working on setting up a hardened application server with the Windows Firewall enabled. OS is 2008 R2. We're using the Advanced firewall settings and have IPSec and Kerberos authentication if it ...
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Change preset firwall rules on Windows 2012

I'd like to change some preset firewall rules on a Windows 2012 server. I can disable them, rename them, but I didn't found a way to modify them. I want to modify the port number. This is for a ...
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Interaction of IPSec and WinPE in MDT 2010 sequence

I'm in the process of enabling IPSec and Windows Advanced Firewall within my organization. We are also using MDT 2010 for OS deployment. This is the first time I've tried a new sysprep and capture ...
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Is there a way to diagnose *where* comms to a port on a windows machine is being blocked?

I am developing a system that comprises an email server. I have so far been unable to connect on port 25 (using telnet), despite having checked the following are set up correctly. Connections to port ...
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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 ...