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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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 ...
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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?