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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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?
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Using GPO in Active Directory domain to force workstations Windows Firewall to disabled - how?

I want to force the in-house machines here to have their firewall disabled so I can manipulate them with scripts. Trying to do it with GPO, but it doesn't result in a disabled and greyed out firewall ...
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Can I protect my sitemap.xml so that only searchengines can download it?

I'm planning of adding a bunch of aggregated lists of pages in my sitemaps that I don't want make it too easy for outsiders to screnscrape. Can I protect my sitemap.xml so that only searchengines can ...
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Windows Advanced Firewall: What does “Edge Traversal” mean?

this should be a really simple one: In Advanced Windows Firewall on Windows Server 2008+, Properties > Advanced, what does "Edge Traversal" mean? I Googled it, of course, and was unable to come up ...
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XP Blocking all incoming connections - Cannot detect where the problem is

I have the following problem. I have installed KERIO Winroute in a machine. After trying it I uninstalled from the PC. The problem now is that I canĀ“t access that machine from network. It seems like ...
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Set Windows Firewall to Stateless?

Is there a way to "dumb down" the Windows Firewall on Win2003 or Win2008 from stateful to "stateless", and have it only do basic port filtering on the public interface? If not, is there a simple, ...
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Trouble configuring firewall for FTP on Windows Server 2008 R2

Ok, I'm having the exact same problem as in this question http://serverfault.com/questions/59635/outbound-ftp-on-server-2008-r2-stalls but the accepted answer didn't help me much... I followed the ...
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Windows Firewall stopping sending mail via SMTP

With Windows Firewall enabled (turned on) on Windows Server 2008 my 3rd party application (3ware RAID controller interface) can't send email notifications - Basically, in the settings, i configure ...
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Active FTP client blocked by Windows Firewall on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Active FTP client blocked by Windows Firewall on Windows 7 I have an application that runs as a service and contains an FTP client. It needs to connect to an FTP server ...
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Active FTP client blocked by Windows Firewall on Windows 7

I have an application that runs as a service and contains an FTP client. It needs to connect to an FTP server that only supports Active FTP. When I attempt to get a list of files or download a file, ...
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Windows Server 2008 Firewall: Do inbound rules override outbound rules?

I have in inbound rule to allow all communication with MyApp.exe I have an outbound rule to block all traffic to 192.168.0.88 Can MyApp.exe communicate with 192.168.0.88 - I don't understand which ...
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Block all RDC connection attempts except vpn

WinServer 08 firewall... I'm connecting to a colocated box via hamachi's vpn - i'm hitting a specific IP on the server from a specific IP on the client and want to lock out all other RDC access. ...
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Does a public webserver need to accept incoming from more than port 80?

Probably in than email is outgoing means servers have to reply but beyond that, what's the bare minimum portlist that a public-facing webserver (iis7 with same-box sql) have to admit?
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Seek Commandline syntax to add Windows Firewall w/Advanced Services rule

The last time I stepped into the GUI to block a 'intrusion-attempting' IP I mucked up my remote access due to a misclick. Would like to avoid that again. Looking for either a direct-from-cmd command ...
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Why aren't “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security/Connection security rules” and netsh in sync?

The screenshot pretty much says it all: I don't understand. If I create rules in the MMC snap-in, they don't appear in netsh, if I create rules in netsh, they don't appear in the MMC snap-in. What ...
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How do I configure Windows Firewall for FTP Server

What ports do I need to open for me to be able to access Windows FTP server (running on Server 2008) for both active and passive FTP? Opening 21 on it's own is not enough.
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SQL Server 2008 & Windows Firewall

We have a server that we're currently building with Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 I'm trying to enable remote connections to SQL, and had followed all instructions of allowing TCP ...
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Setting up FTP on Windows Server 2008, virtual machine

I am setting up a virtual machine with Windows Server 2008 that utilizes Hyper-V. I am trying to set up FTP access to the machine, but I cannot connect to the FTP server from my local machine. I can ...
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steps to install sql2008 and have it accessible via SSMS remotely tied to a IPaddress

How hard is it to install sql2008 on a server, and giving access to me from my home computer via Management Studio? Can I lock this down to a particular IP address?
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Event ID: 861 - The Windows Firewall has detected an application listening for incoming traffic

Firstly, my machines aren't compromised any person suggesting such will be DV'd. The security logs on some of my networks client machines (all Windows Xp Sp3) get filled with these useless error ...