"Windows Firewall" refers to the built in client firewall utility that ships with the Windows operating system. (It was previously named the Internet Connection Firewall.) By default, all Windows operating systems since Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 have shipped with this client.

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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 ...
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How to configure Windows Firewall to protect the external interface but not the internal one?

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, running the Edge role of Lync Server 2010. One internal network interface connected to the company LAN, configured with a private IP address, subnet mask, internal DNS ...
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Windows Server 2008 - How to lock down Firewall Advanced?

I'm having problems with simultanous brute force attempts on my Windows Server 2008 R2 and the MS-SQL Server which is on it. I have renamed the Windows Administrator account (Administrator) I have ...
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RDP Access Is Mistakenly Restricted via Firewall Any Way To Connect Again?

I was trying to add an ip address to windows firewall for remote desktop connection but I don't know why now I can't access to server via rdp even from old ips. I have administrator user and password ...
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Changing World Wide Web Services (HTTP Traffic-In) via Group Policy

I am working on designing some group policy elements for our servers. Without getting into a debate about pros or cons of group policy, I was curious if the following could be performed. I would like ...
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Windows 2008 firewall config

Is there any way to add a firewall rule that essentially says, "deny if remoteip= and localport DOES NOT EQUAL ? I have a network interface connected to a shared network and on that network I only ...
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Outbound Firewall Rules on Windows Server 2008

One of my clients have raised a requirement to implement outbound firewall rules on all their servers. Current Environment The environment is built on the AWS cloud. All the servers run Windows ...
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Large number of security events in the log

About a week ago we moved the application from one server to another (from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2, different DCs, but same company). There are 12 websites on this server, but ...
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Does Windows Firewall have the ability to log which exe is blocked?

We would like to distribute a firewall program with our product. I can configure the Windows Firewall to block outgoing connections (which it does not by default) netsh advfirewall set allprofiles ...
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Configure Windows firewall blocking behaviour

Does anyone know if it is possible to configure the behaviour of Windows Firewall when it has determined that a packet is disallowed? By default, it will silently discard the packet and the source is ...
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Allow Only US Traffic (Server 2008 R2)

I'm trying to setup Windows Server 2008 R2's firewall so that it blocks all traffic except traffic originating from US IPs. The current inbound firewall policy is setup as follows: Block a few ports ...
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How to allow RDP through IPSEC using netsh advfirewall command

I have an offsite windows server 2008 R2 server. And an ipsec tunnel set on our router here plus a connection security rule in Advanced Firewall on the server. I have ssh access to the console on the ...
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How can I block all programs inside a folder to connect to the internet in Windows?

I want to block all programs inside a folder to connect to the internet. Is there any way either using Windows Firewall or Group policy to block all programs inside a folder ?
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View website on intranet using machine name (as website domain name) of computer hosting website in IIS 7

I have a local website running on "localhost" on port 80 in IIS 6. On Windows XP (machine name WINXPMAC), I'm able to setup IIS 6 so that my local web application is visible on our company network. ...
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How can I configure Windows Firewall without turning the service on? [closed]

I suddenly could not RDP into my server after rebooting it. Turned out the Firewall was blocking me, I remotely shut off the firewall service (parallels virtuozzo panel) and was able to RDP in. When I ...
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Allow only local connections to LDAP (Port 389) using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

I have two servers that are IBM Lotus Notes Mail Servers and domain controllers with two NIC's, one with a LAN IP and one with a WAN IP. My client wants all ports to be open, with the exception of ...
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Firewall blocking SQL Server named pipes

If I turn off the firewall on Windows SBS 2011, I can connect to my SQL Server 2008 non-default instance by name (which I presume means it's using named pipes) without incident. After I turn it back ...
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What firewall ports need to be open for Active Directory?

I want to run DFS replication between a couple of servers. It's my understanding that the servers need to be part of a domain for this. Being able to give people a username and password that works on ...
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How do I configure Windows Firewall to permit MSRPC?

I am trying to configure endpoint machines with a firewall that only allows white-listed traffic, and all other connections are blocked. The client machines are desktops and laptops running Windows 7 ...
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FTP, Windows server 2008 r2, windows firewall problems

Okay so Google is letting me down just due to the sheer volume of stuff related but not specific to my problem that I could find. I have a c# program that connects to various ftp sites and downloads ...
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Is the firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2 sufficient?

I'm planning a few servers to be run on Rackspace cloud. Aside from using load balancers to control the flow of web traffic, how good is the Windows Firewall? I'm thinking in terms of throughput as ...
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Blocking an IP range on Windows server 2008

How to define a rule in Windows server 2008 firewall to be applied to an IP range. For example blocking IPs which start with 202 I mean all IPs which meet 202...* There are two options when creating ...
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How can I allow RDP access to a Windows 2008R2 server from one IP?

I've been trying to secure RDP to a new Windows 2008R2 server (using Windows Firewall) by only allowing RDP traffic from one IP address. Under the "Computers" tab, it seems I can only allow user or ...
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Windows Filtering Platform blocking packets from workstations on a Domain Controller

Our primary DNS server (as dictated by our DHCP configuration) is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and is also one of our Domain Controllers. In its Security event log we can see that there are ...
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Rate Limit Packets with Windows Firewall 2008?

Is there any way to limit the incoming packets from the same IP address to X per second? We run specific types of services (game servers) on our machines, and a lot of exploits for it rely on spamming ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 FTP Connection failing

I have looked all over and I am sorry if this is a double post somewhere. I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that sits behind a Cisco ASA. It has the latest patches and all Windows firewalls are ...
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Inbound Windows Firewall Core Networking Rules

I've just purchase a Windows Server 2008 R2 VPS plan and I was alarmed to see the default configuration had Windows firewall disabled. I've enabled the firewall and disabled most of the inbound rules, ...
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SQL Conntection Problem From Web Application

I have an issue whereby I have a web application installed on one of my Windows Server 2003 virtual machines that has a database held on a local copy of SQL Express 2005. This has been working fine ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Firewall — Block ICMP except specific IPs

this is half a minute work with any firewall, but with the built-in firewall on Windows 2008 R2, I am stuck here for half an hour. I want to block all incoming ICMP requests to my server, EXCEPT ...
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A software firewall with web interface / login possibilities for single windows server

We have a single web server with SQL server etc (all MS, server 2008 web etc). We need to allow access to the database directly so our customer can write reports (it's the way SSRS is!). We original ...
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Microsoft Exchange 2007 & Windows Firewall

I have been tasked with deploying Windows Firewall on our servers as an added measure of security. The more I investigate the ports in use on an Exchange server, the more I realize that this is a very ...
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How to check which port to enable on Windows Server 2008 Firewall

I have an application which supposed to be launch from a client machine, but every time I launch it, it shows me an error saying "Failed to talk to database". By the way it is a .Net application and ...
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Windows 7 firewall blocking some features of my app despite custom firewall rules

For automation purposes, I build a certain application which sends and receives UDP packets, and I run this tool every few hour on a Windows 7 machine. However the Windows firewall blocks me from ...
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DCOM Access Issues through Windows Server 2008 Firewall

I am trying to connect remotely to a Windows Server 2008 Machine through WMI Protocol using J-Interop Library. Although I have not been able to configure the firewall properly even after following ...
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Server 2008 R2 Firewall configuration

I have Win Server 2008 R2 with AD, DNS, DHCP and Fileserver roles installed. I have enabled windows firewall. Server is loceted in internal secure network. What extra security rules should I add to ...