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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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 ...
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how can connect from client to sql server 2008 via proxy

I have SQL Server 2008 in dedicated server and all port of SQL Server is blocked with firewall. I have VPS with CCProxy on it. I opened all ports in dedicated server for my VPS server IP. I set proxy ...
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Windows Server 2008 IP block using built-in firewall issue

So here's the situation: I'd like to block one or more IP addresses using native firewall that comes with Windows Server 2008. I opened it, chosen to create a new rule under inbound rules. I choose ...
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Can't connect to ftp port 21

I installed ftp server on Windows 2003, enabled 21 port in Firewall and I can connect "telnet localhost 21" but can't connect "telnet 77.168.0.1 21" What it can be?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Firewall can't block?

A certain computer in my LAN has been hammering the Domain Controller with event 4768 (authentication failure). After conferring with the 'owner' of that computer, it's found out that there's a ...
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HTTPS - IIS - Web Pages only Load Locally

Summary of my Situation I am working with IIS (6.0) running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Deploying an ASP.net website using HTTPS I have imported certs Web Pages load/work successfully when ran ...
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port 25 SMTP issue & server was lost in the middle of the transaction

Hello i am using hmailserver for W2008 R2 machine I could pull my hair off on this. Request mail from server: OK, sending mail: ISSUE I can telnet pop3 110 | but cannot telnet port 25 First of all, ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Log repeated Audit Failure Entries

We seem to be getting a huge load of entries in our security log with the following details: The Windows Filtering Platform has blocked a connection. The source IP address and port change for each ...
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windows firewall - how much delay introduce, how safe to turn off?

I have a server that used for high-frequency trading. That means that even 0.1 ms is important. I have up to 10 MBit/s data traffic. I need certain UDP ports to be opened because I receive data via ...
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Is it a valid security decision to protected exposed RDP servers by restricting IP addresses with a firewall?

As you probably all know, new security flaws continue to emerge in RDP for Windows. I have googled and read about this issue, and possible fixes/solutions. It surprises me that no one mentions, to ...
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Why won't Windows XP firewall use domain settings on boot?

Although my XP workstations are connected to the domain, after booting firewall.cpl reports they're "using non-domain settings". Official literature tells me it's an issue with the DNS suffix of its ...
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Slow SMB/CIFS to/from Win2008R2 Server

Dell R710 w/ Intel 82576 gigabit NIC (latest Intel drivers). I'm setting up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & so far I've installed updates & configured the File Services & Web Server ...
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How do I get IIS working and accessible outside my network behind a router? [closed]

My machine is running Windows 7 Ultimate. Here's what I've done (successfully) so far: Installed IIS 7.5 with PHP over FastCGI Got it working! When I go to http://localhost/index.php , my PHP ...
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How to add subnets to Windows Firewall “local subnets”?

On Windows Firewall under an individual rule the scope tab allows you to define which ips are subject to the rule. One of the built in options is "Local subnet". How can you add an additional subnet ...
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How do you disable “stealth mode” on Windows Server 2008?

After reading this article and this one I've decided to change all our firewalls to reject instead of block packets in most cases. My experience corroborates the arguments these articles make. ...
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Setting up windows firewall on windows server 2008 R2

Just booted into a newly provisioned windows server 2008 r2 server. On the firewall side of things, it is disabled by default. This is a web server, so I need at minimum port 80, rdp port left open. ...
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Simple? Network issue, been fighting with all day

I've got a simple set up here: Client C (Internet) 10.10.10.5 (Static) | 255.255.255.0 | \ | ...
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Rule to block IP address not working

Looking at my Event Log I see that right now an attempt is being made at brute forcing my 'sa' user for Sql Server on my Windows Server web edition box. I know that firewall rules are not the only ...
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GPO: Windows Firewall Exceptions - enable for one target IP only (LAN Guard)

I'm in the midst of setting up GFI LAN Guard for vulnerability scanning and patch management. The first thing I have to get in order is for LG to inventory all of the clients on the network. In order ...
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Blocked IP in Windows Server 2008 firewall, but that IP can still access my website

I blocked some IP addresses as described on this page, but it can still access my website. I know I can block it in IIS7 and that option works, but I would like to block it with the firewall, rather ...
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Server 2008 Firewall Blocked Remote Desktop

While i was configuring windows firewall in Server 2008, i have accidentally blocked "all programs access". Now i am unable to access to my server with remote desktop also. My server is not a ...
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Applying outbound connection rules PER USER in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

In the latest version of the Windows Firewall, included for example in Windows Server 2008 R2, you can block incoming connections and apply this rule only for a set of users (Users Tab in the rule ...
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Can't remote desktop into Windows 7 workstation in SBS 2003 network

We have a Windows Small Business Server 2003 network with Windows XP and 7 workstations. Some of the workstations have custom remote desktop ports and the modem/firewall (Netgear DG834) forwards these ...
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Is there another interface that I can use to manage the firewall in Windows 2008?

I hate the interface for managing firewall in Widows Server 2008. Is there another GUI interface that I can use? Free is great but I'd even accept a 3rd party solution.
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How to enable connection security for WMI firewall rules when using VAMT 2.0?

I want to use VAMT 2.0 to install product keys and active software in remote machines. Everything works fine as long as the ASync-In, DCOM-In, and WMI-In Windows Firewall rules are enabled and the ...
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Remote connect to SQL Server 2008

I have a problem connecting with a remote Microsoft SQL Server 2008 I have tried this: How to enable remote connections for SQL Server 2008? so the remote connection checkbox is checked at the ...