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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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 ...
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IPv6 and Windows Group Policy-based Firewall

So at work we're playing with using freenet6 to get an IPv6 tunnel up and running. That's working great and all, and I've got it set to advertise the route, and all of the test boxes now have ...
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Blocking web sites with Windows Firewall

Is it possible to use Windows Firewall to block specific web sites for all browsers?
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Disable Windows Firewall (on server) for VPN-Connected Clients

I'm working with a friend who is having an issue with failed RDP hacking attempts eating up bandwidth on his server. His server is a Windows Server 2008 R2 box which is directly connected to the ...
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Netsh, how to open ports in windows firewall for WMI?

How can you open ports in windows firewall for WMI using netsh command ? On windows vista and newer MS OS-es you run this command netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="windows management ...
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Only allowing certain Java apps through firewall

Using Windows Firewall and Advanced Security, I block everything outgoing by default and define outgoing rules to allow my approved apps through. For Java apps, I only allow java.exe through to ...
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Windows firewall advanced security & mail

How do you allow Windows Mail through Windows firewall with advanced security? I have included in exception lists, both in and out, winmail.exe and ports 25 and 110. But Windows Mail still only works ...
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How to allow access to firewall settings (domain/windows 7)

I'm running a Windows 7 Workstation in a domain setting. I'd like to disable the local firewall (temporarily), but I am not allowed to do this because of restrictions in the domain. "For your ...
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How to port forward using Windows Firewall in Windows 7 (1194->53) [closed]

Hi I haven't been able to find solid information about how to do this. I have a VPN in my home server and at work they have blocked the OpenVPN port 1194, how can I have my windows 7 use another port ...
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Packet dropped even when firewall is turned off in windows server 2008

We have a windows 2008 server and lately we have started seeing a lot of 5152 Events logged in the server (Windows Filtering Platform blocked a packet). We have an inbound rule configured to allow ...
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Windows Filtering Platform not turning off until admin logon. Win2008R2sp1

Just installed Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 to see if it would fix this problem, but it didn't. Until an administrator logs onto the domain controller, there are many events that WFP blocked a connection ...
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Is Windows firewall secure enough?

I have Windows server 2008 R2 running on Rackspace network and I'm having difficult times to secure it behind a linux and iptables... I would like to know if the windows firewall is secure enough to ...
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How to configure different firewall rules on 2 different network cards in Windows 2008?

On Windows 2003 Server, we have 2 network cards and it's easy to open different ports to the different network cards. I'm trying to do the same on a Windows 2008 Server, I've discovered Windows ...
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How to know currently open ports on the Windows Firewall?

On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, I can know currently open ports on the Windows Firewall using the following command: netsh firewall show state However, on Windows 7 and Hyper-V Server 2008 ...
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Windows Advanced Firewall (Command Line Interface)

I'm wondering where to find detailed information regarding the Microsoft Advanced Windows Firewall command line settings. For instance, from reading a couple technet articles I've learned that I can ...
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Problem closing Port 25

Windows 2008 with native Windows Firewal w/Adv Sec. Using GRC.com's Shield'sUP to probe my system I find 25 to be open. Since I only use it to send mail from SQL Server (internally) i'd like to close ...
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Firewall rules specific to SQL Server

I have a VPN connection to my remote Win08 server running Windows Firewall w/ Adv. Sec. I open all ports to a handful of specific IPs which gives me ability to connect with Remote Desktop Connection ...
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Do I need a hardware firewall for Win 2003?

We have had a Win 2003 server at a co-lo for a while. It is used as a web server and has a very cheap hardware firewall between it and the internet. Ports 3389 and 80 are the only ones forwarded to ...
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Configuring many block IPs in Windows Firewall

I have a large number of remote IPs to specify in Windows Firewall for a blocking rule. The only way I know to enter them is by labouriously entering them an inbound rule's properties Scope tab. Is ...
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Can't Open Port 1433 on Window Server 2008 (attempting to connect to SQL Server 2008 Express)

I'm trying to open Port 1433 on windows firewall but not having much luck. I've added a new Inbound Rule (attempting to open TCP 1433) which looks okay and appears to be on but when I run netstat -an ...
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Default Firewall Rules on Windows 2008 Standard And Enterprise Edition Different?

Are the default firewall rules for Windows 2008 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition the same or are they slightly different? Specifically, is PING disabled by default on Windows 2008 Enterprise ...
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Can I use Win 2k8 R2 as an IPSEC client?

I'm trying to connect a win server 2008 R2 box to a juniper ssg firewall using a client-to-gateway IPSEC VPN. I tried to set it up in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, but the connection ...
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Does a firewall on a machine only block stuff from outside the machine or also from processes on the machine?

Does a firewall running on a machine only block stuff from outside that machine, or do they block communication between processes on a machine communicating via ports? Specifically, I'm writing a ...
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Locked myself out of remote desktop by setting firewall up

I hope you can help. I have a Windows Web Server 2008 R2 machine which I am currently setting up and going to move most of my sites over to it. While going through the setup of it, Windows Updates, ...
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ZoneAlarm vs Native Firewall on windows?

Which is the benefits to use ZoneAlarm instead of windows native firewall? Is it really necessary?
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Windows Firewall rule based on domain name instead of IP

I'm trying to allow a service to a set of machines via Windows Firewall. I'd like to add my home machine to the firewall but my home machine has a dynamic ip address. I use dyndns so that I have a ...
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Given 'Windows Firewall with Advanced Security', why is there a 'Windows Firewall'? [closed]

Windows Server 2008: why on earth is Microsoft giving us two firewalls within the OS?
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How can I backup and restore my Windows 2003 Firewall Settings?

It seems that when I install TFS I just lost all my Windows Firewall settings. How can I back this up and restore them on Windows 2003?
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Rule Inheritance for Windows 2008 Firewall Management With Group Policies

When defining new firewall rules with Group Policies in Windows Server 2008: Does adding a single rule to allow traffic disable all other rules that were present locally on the client computer? Does ...
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Can anyone suggest why these two Server 2008 machines won't talk to each other?

I have a Server 2008 R2 x64 installation (we'll call it MARS) that will not communicate with one of my Server 2008 R2 x64 Hyper-V hosts (we'll call it VENUS) or any of its guests. They're both on ...
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Can I block all incoming requests with Windows Firewall?

For weeks now there's been someone on the company network that thinks it's funny to shut down my computer remotely. All I can say is thank GOD for file recovery otherwise I'd have lost 3 projects ...
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How to disable group policy control over Windows Vista firewall?

With Windows Vista Business, I'd like to completely disable any group policy (both local and domain) control over the Windows Firewall so that I can turn it off and on at will on the computer ...
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What exceptions should Windows Firewall have to allow network discovery?

I'm running Vista x64 at work (upgrading to Win7 on Monday), and I've had a problem for awhile. When I have Windows Firewall turned on, I'm unable to connect to my machine from any other machine on ...
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Whats the difference between local and remote addresses in 2008 firewall address

In the firewall advanced security manager/Inbound rules/rule property/scope tab you have two sections to specify local ip addresses and remote ip addresses. What makes an address qualify as a local ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Can't connect RDP over the Internet

I have two networks: Domain and Public, Domain is a VPN connection and Public is the local connection to the network. This is not a domain controller or a DNS/DHCP server. I can connect via RDP from ...
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If I reset the Windows Firewall with netsh will programs re-prompt for access?

If I run the following command: netsh advfirewall reset The windows firewall will get flushed back to it's defaults and looses any program specific rules. Will programs that require firewall ...
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Windows Firewall IP ban?

OK, question: I have a IIS webserver and Windows firewall. To allow incoming connections to IIS, I enabled port 80 and 8080. But now, how can I block a specific IP address/range on port 80 (=ban) ...
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How to migrate WIndows Server 2008 firewall exceptions to a new environment?

How to migrate Windows Server 2008 (and Windows 7) firewall exceptions to a new environment? Specifically: SQL Server Subversion remote access? Is if possible to use scripts like powershell? ...
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windows firewall broken on server 2008

This evening I tried to rdp into my server 2008 box and was unable to. After poking around some I discovered that something is awry with my Windows Firewall. I did install 5 windows updates remotely ...
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how do I disable the firewall on a single interface in Windows 7?

We're using openvpn to provide access back from XP to work. We use AD policies to ensure the XP firewall is up when off the domain and down when on the domain. With openvpn, you end up with a new ...
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windows firewall and network location switch after establishing a vpn connection

I am looking for a reasonable solution for network location switching after VPN connection is established for Windows 7. The scenario is as follows: For location public (employee plugging in his ...
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Configure windows firewall for pinging and RDP

2 Windows 7 desktop A and B at home network. A's firewall on, A ping B = OK, B ping A = Request timed out. A's firewall off,A ping B = OK, B ping A=OK. What I need to configure for A's firewall.I ...
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Fail2ban for Windows 7?

My server is getting hit pretty hard by (what appears to be) script kiddies in China. I'm just looking for some thoughts/ideas on how to potentially setup some type of Fail2ban proc?