"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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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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Windows firewall log not rolling over

I have Windows 2012R2 and I have the firewall set to log successful and dropped connections (some machines set locally, some via GPO). Regardless of how its set, I notice that when the log reached the ...
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Open custom port for IIS windows firewall or group policy

I am running Windows SBS 2011. I have added a web site to IIS using port 8888 and it works perfectly when connecting locally, but not from any other PC on the network (domain). I think I need to open ...
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Firewall configuration for SQL Server 2012 Express on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Workgroup

We are attempting to configure a server application to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 using SQL Server 2012 Express. With the server firewall turned off completely the application can communicate just ...
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Apache tomcat server win8 cannot be accessed outside of local host

I have installed the apache-tomcat server on my local win7. The port I specified is 9999. Additionally, I use the distributed binary version of apache tomcat. Not installing as a windows service. I ...
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Determining what windows firewall rule is allowing traffic through

How can I determine what windows firewall rule is letting traffic through for a particular service? Windows firewall log does not indicate what firewall rule is being applied.
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“The session has been cancelled” in Windows Firewall IPSEC

I have a bit of a head scratcher. For some reason a couple of my 2012r2 boxes aren't able to establish Quick Mode connections. Main mode is established just fine. This only happens after the ...
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Windows Firewall - Management of hundreds of servers

At the moment we are managing Windows Firewall on servers manually, on a one-on-one basis. This works but is cumbersome, for example if a change is needed for a new agent or something it's painful to ...
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Allow FTP passthrough on Windows server 2012

I can find many resources on how to configure a Windows server as an FTP server, but for this situation I have not figured it out. I'd like to configure a Windows server 2012 firewall to allow FTP ...
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Windows Update Exception through Windows Firewall

We have a couple machines deployed to a retail environment and due to budget constraints, are limited to Windows Firewall as our firewall. We inherently block all outgoing connections, and ...
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AWS Security Groups vs Windows Firewall

Is it considered best practice to disable the Windows Firewall on an Amazon EC2 instance, and control traffic only via EC2 Security Groups? If I open a port on the server firewall, and then open the ...
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“Predefined set of computers”, where to define?

In windows server 2012, "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security", when defining allowable adresses, I can select adresses/subnets, address-ranges, or a pulldown with "Predifined set of computers" I'...
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Website on IIS works on localhost but not from outside/via IP

I just created a Windows VM on Azure and installed IIS on it. I created a simple HTML file which works if you enter localhost but it's not accessible via the server IP. I googled for a long time and ...
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Remote Login to firewalled server

We are a very small startup (.net) with a dev team of 3 that previous had only a single webserver with both the application and database. To improve the security in our infrastructure, I've added our ...
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Windows firewall blocking inbound port 9000 (xdebug), even though inbound rule created

I have been trying to allow computer A (LAMP with xdebug configured) connect to computer B (Eclipse IDE with xdebug) via port 9000. Both are on running on my local network. I created an inbound rule ...
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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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Change or delete local windows firewall rule using group policy firewall rules

When I install a particular program on a computer it creates an overly lenient local firewall rule that allows inbound connections to port 1234 from any subnet. I want to create a more restrictive ...
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Granular Windows firewall rule control

Is there a way using group policy (or some other built in mechanism) to apply firewall rules in such a way that a subset of the rules are locked and cannot be changed or overridden, but another subset ...
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On Azure Windows VM, Why do some ports open fine and others do not?

I am trying to set up FileMaker Server on a new Azure Windows 2012 VM (not classic). The step that has me flummoxed is opening the ports. I have created the inbound end points for the three required ...
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Windows port forwarding, local machine to server

I'm working on Windows 8. I'm trying to connect to an OpenStack cloud which is hosted on a remote server but has a public IP to the API. However, making API calls require calls to additional services ...
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Whitelisting only specific ip range or program windows firewall

I want my windows firewall to block all of the connections, except connections who are RDP connections (to the RDP port), smb (smb port?), and from specific IP ranges. I've tried to add a rule that ...
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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 doesn'...
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Windows Server 2008R2 / IIS 7.5 VM Open Ports

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 / IIS 7.5 server Hyper-v VM which when I run NMAP shows a lot of open ports. This server acts as a web server running Wordpress sites so it also needs MySQL. I am ...
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Remote Desktop can not access LAN PC

Have a Cisco VPN - I am able to login, and RDP to the SBS server. When I try to access the LAN PC's they are not responding. ireshark the connections on all the PCS at the time of the request, and I ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 firewall won't block SQL Server ports from WAN without blocking them on LAN as well

I have to open access to a web app in IIS on both LAN and WAN and an SQL Server instance on LAN only. Both the Web and SQL servers are currently running on the same Windows Server 2012 R2 install. ...
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How can i open correct ports on windows firewall for apache instead of using all?

I installed an Apache2 (8085 and 8086 ports) in a fresh windows 2008 R2 installation. But i found a problem opening ports. I opened the firewall for the program httpd.exe (full and correct path) for ...
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Block Windows Service Access to Remote SQL Server with Firewall

So I've got a fun firewall question. We have a windows service that we have running on a Windows Server 2012 instance. It is connecting to a remote SQL Server that we do not own, among other things. ...
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Get-Process not working against remote Windows 7 clients

I have been trying to run Microsoft's GetNetworkStatistics script against remote computers to enable us to track what processes are using bandwidth along with other tools. I am unable to run the ...
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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 Firewall - Block IP address

The configuration is exactly as following: I am absolutely certain that 192.168.2.6 is the correct IP address, yet the according computer remains able to access shared files. Where could I go wrong?...
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PsExec Slow to connect when Windows Firewall Enabled

situation: running PsExec takes 20 seconds with windows firewall and 1 second with it disabled. Exceptions added to firewall: opened ports 135 and 445 (both tcp) as per http://...
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I can't block port 22 to a specific IP (windows server 2008R2)

I'm using Bitvise SSH server and recently get a connection attempt every minute from one IP number. Bitvise terminates the connection immediately, but it's been going on every minute for days and I ...
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Do new Windows firewall rules affect currently open connections?

If I added a rule to windows firewall that blocked an ip or port currently used by an open connection, does that rule take effect immediately or only after the connection were closed? I.e, If I have ...
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Reusable scope in windows firewall

Windows firewall has the concept of scope wherein a scope can be a list of IP blocks, or a predefined "set" (e.g.: localsubnet, gateway, WINS, etc.) Is there a way to modify and/or create a custom "...
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Windows Firewall - NAT to share VPN connection [closed]

I have a Windows 7 workstaion which has a permanent VPN connection to a supplier. There are several users who need to access the supplier's server from their own computers through this "gateway". ...
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How to modify Azure VM firewall rule for remote desktop

On an Azure VM I edited the Windows Firewall rule "RemoteDesktop-UserMode-In-TCP" so that only our Remote IP address was allowed access. In order to do this I also had to select General > Action > ...
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Change network category

My server has two network interfaces, one for public interface and one for internal management. These networks are completely isolated from each other. Both have own cables, routers and so on. I'm ...
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Network adapter blocks connections after 1 hour

Recently imported a Windows 2008 R2 standard server into AWS EC2 Windows firewall is enabled and RDP etc functions ok through it. After exactly 1 hour all network traffic is blocked. Rebooting the ...
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Can I disable the Base Filtering Service in Windows 2012 for isolating a fault?

I've got an ongoing problem with Windows 2012 incoming connections (I won't go into that now as its on another question). However to do some on-site testing. I believe I need to disable the Base ...
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Why would Windows Server 2012 not respond on ports above 6000?

This is a new question but similar to this previous one. I've inherited the management of a Windows 2012 Server (not R2) and I'm unable to get a response from any ports above 6000. I have services ...
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Configure Windows Firewall using GPO: Logging file path cannot be set

We are having a strange issue with Windows Firewall setting. The logging file path cannot be set. After I have enabled the Logging setting and click on OK to save the setting. When I open up logging ...
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How to log Windows Advanced Firewall rule matches?

One server should accept connection to certain a port from only one IP. However it accepts this connection from any IP even without any explicit rules. While manually disabling-enabling each rule to ...
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Enable file and print sharing command line - how to enable it just for profile=private

I know that the following cmd can enable file and print sharing firewall rule: netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="File and Printer Sharing" new enable=yes But it turns on file and print ...
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Windows Firewall Connection Security, require encryption with IPv6?

I've set up Windows Firewall on a Server 2012 R2 to always require IPSec Encryption for all Connection Security Rules. I've then specified Inbound Rules for specific ports and services, and ...
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Windows Firewall Blocks GPMC

Found out that my Server 2008 R2 machine is not running firewall as it should. When I enable the firewall and try to open GPMC it states that it is unable to access the GPMC or the Primary Domain ...
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Curious about some failures with DCDIAG

I ran a c:\dcidag /v /c /e test (/v = verbose, /c = comprehensive, /e = every DC) on all of my (currently) 5 Domain Controllers, and received this summary of results at the end: ...
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Stop Server attacks

I had many attacks on the port 1433 of my DB . I renamed the SA account and changed the DB port (my problem was solved thanks to dba.stackexchange.com ) . But i went to the windows server logs again ...
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Firewall ports for Serv-U Server - Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to set up Serv-U on Windows Server 2008 R2, but am unable to get the ports working in the Windows Firewall. I also don't have a domain pointing at this server at the moment, as we are ...
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Configure Windows Firewall to block all except for specific traffic

I'm trying to configure Windows Firewall on Server 2008 R2 to block everything except for the traffic that I add to the rule list. I see there are three policies - public/private/domain. I've been ...