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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Opening port 8080 on Windows firewall [migrated]

I am not sure if I am just missing a trick here and it will be something rather simple, or if I am trying to do something that just isn't going to work.. Anyway, I have an asp.net site and I am using ...
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SQL2008R2Express - Remote Connection Issue - Custom TCP Port [on hold]

Detail about my systems SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Windows 7 Ultimate Details of My Problem Im trying to establish a remote connection for my sql server but seem to be not working for my custom ...
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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 8 inbound IPsec authentication failing?

I am getting some very strange behavior out of the Windows 8 Advanced Firewall / IPsec implementation. It appears now that all inbound traffic that isn't return traffic from a previously contacted ...
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Unable to turn on firewall on domain controller

On my domain controller (Server 2008 RTM SP2), the firewall is on for Private and Public profile, but it is of for Domain Profile. I'd like to turn it on, but when I click on Windows Firewall ...
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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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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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Block all public IP addresses except those whitelisted

We have a 2008 R2 server hosted in a data centre where we have no physical access but connect to it using RDP. We plan to run SQL Server and some other services which should only be accessible to a ...
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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 logging. Log file is always blank

I have read many similar articles and posts on how to enable windows firewall logging. I have Win2k8r2 server without any Active Directory, DC, domains and other complicated stuff. Almost all of this ...
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Access IIS 8 Localhost from internet [closed]

i want access my localhost(IIS 8 On Windows 8) from outside using internet access. I get my public ip from whatismyip.org (202.67.xx.xx) and follow this link to open a port(80,443,8081-8082). So i ...
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Windows Firewall blocked port - redirect to webpage

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Stadard VM. I've learned how to block a port by accessing Windows Firewall With Advanced Security and adding a New Rule. Is there a way to redirect traffic to a ...
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DirectAccess Server firewall rules blocking ports

I have configured DirectAccess on my Server 2012 Essentials box and most of it works great - I can remotely access the server via RDP and the default IIS website on port 80. However, I can't access ...
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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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Windows Advanced Firewall - adding Authorized Computers breaks rule

How can adding a 'only allow connections to these computers' setting in an an otherwise working IPSec rule break connectivity? Background: I'm setting up a basic set of client rules that restrict ...
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RMS Templates Receive “Template missing error” When they are there

Recently we added in a few new policy templates to AD RMS but when we try to apply them in FSRM they receive a no longer available error. When I try to apply the template to a folder structure I can ...
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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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The Windows Filtering Platform has blocked a connection - Query User

I'm having a problem with a program trying to access port 135. The Windows filtering platform is blocking the communication. In the windows security logs, the following is displayed: The Windows ...
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Windows Firewall refusing connections unless logging turned on

From the Windows Mystery Caves: a user trying to access a Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host is getting network timeouts upon connection establishment attempts. The Remote Desktop ...
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Why does GPO for firewall inbound connections still allows change from “Block (Default)” to “Block all connections”

I found an interesting issue where I set a GPO to control the firewall policy to "Block (default)" the inbound connections, however that setting is not completely enforced. It still allows an ...
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Cannot Remote Desktop to Windows Small Business Server 2011

We have a server running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. It is the only server on the domain and runs Active Directory and is the Domain Controller. It also manages the firewall and ...
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What can be done to properly re-enable the Windows Firewall on a domain?

BACKGROUND/RESEARCH I honestly believe that questions like this one: Using GPO in Active Directory domain to force workstations Windows Firewall to disabled - how? existed because Windows Admins in ...
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Windows Firewall on windows 2012R2 - add predefined group

I want to add some rules to inbound connection of my win 2012 server. All the rules should apply to a group of ip addresses. It looks like the firewall supports groups of IP (predefined groups) but ...
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Remote management issues

I have HyperV Server 2012 R2 installed and I've opened ports in the firewall to allow remote snapins to connect. They mostly work, but, for example, the logical disk manager connects and shows ...
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What could be blocking port 80 after port sniffing on standard install of Windows Server 2008 R2?

We have hundreds of clients all over the country who are able to access our website without any problems, but one cannot access our website (guess what, it's a big client!). Their network support ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop firewall rules when alternate port is used

Out of the box Windows Server 2012 has 2 firewall rules related to Remote Desktop - 1 for TCP, another for UDP. Both rules specify %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe on "Programs and Services" tab. ...
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Securing Windows Firewall connections for Windows Server 2012

I have Windows Server 2012 at Amazon EC2 in non-domain environment. I need to remote desktop into it and also connect to Microsoft SQL server instance running on it. In addition to opening these ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server: Network zones (Public / Private / Domain) Seem to change randomly

So far on 2 occasions we have noticed that the network zones assigned to our server nics has been changed without any interaction on our part. This is out of a few hundred servers we manage. Case 1) ...
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A Windows Filtering Platform filter has been changed - File and Printer Sharing

My Windows 2008 R2 server gets hammered tons of login attempts. I guess somebody is running a Brute Force attack. Funny enough our MySQL configuration file got deleted last night, so they must have ...
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How to block an outbound connection to a specific location

We have a server that is making calls to a specific url, such as https://this.server.name/folder/folder2/... The devs do not know what code is making calls to this location and want me to block it in ...
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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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Disable “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” for all profiles(Domain,Public,Standard) in local GP using script help! Windows 7 Clients

We need Windows7 with windows firewall to be turned off , so the GOLD image has windows firewall turned off for all profiles(Domain,Public,Standard) and Windows Service disabled No the same GOLD ...
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Windows firewall blocks nearly all traffic after reboot?

Sometimes when the systems boot they don't accept any inbound traffic at all and my IPSec rules don't work outbound - it appears that the server is stuck in some kind of initial post boot ...
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firewall inbound rule for rdp port

I have added an inbound rule for port 3389 to allow rdp access only for certain remote ip's. Even after doing so, i am able to rd my server from an ip that is not added in the rule. Please guide me ...
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Windows IPSec computer authentication using *user* account?

For some reason every once in a while it happens that my IPSec authentication is from a user account to a computer account, not computer to computer. How can I fix it? Sometimes - notably when I try ...
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How do I turn off Windows 7 Firewall via script or through automation?

This is in regards to working on machines before joining the machine to a domain and although I would love to rely on GPO, that isn't an option at this time. In the environment I'm working in, the ...
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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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Windows Firewall deployed by GPO detecting Public NL

Am struggling with Server 2008 R2 NLA and the Windows Firewall. Currently we are testing rolling out Windows Firewall via GP and have a test server that enables the firewall for Domain, Private and ...
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Win 2008 firewall exceptions wont save

Possible Duplicate: My server’s been hacked EMERGENCY Windows 2008 R2 - all updates. The firewall used to work fine - since i edited the exceptions, up until now. Im getting RDP brute ...
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Can't access Server 2012 IIS 8 remotely. Firewall settings are set to forward port to server's LAN IP

IIS role is installed in Server. Server has 2 NICs with fixed address on the same subnet. Firewall allows these apps and features: WWW Services (HTTP) Secure WWW Services (HTTPS) Remote Access Remote ...
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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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port 25 SMTP issue & server was lost in the middle of the transaction

Hello i am using hmailserver for W2008 R2 machine I could pull my hair off on this. Request mail from server: OK, sending mail: ISSUE I can telnet pop3 110 | but cannot telnet port 25 First of all, ...
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External Network Adapter Location Domain instead of Public

Running a Windows 2012 Server as a DC/DNS/DHCP/RRAS (NAT) in a 2 nic environment where 1 is public and one is private. Server sees both nics as part of the domain... this is quite unpleasant since I ...
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Windows Azure VM - cannot set remote IP address restriction using windows firewall

I have successfully configured a SQL 2008 VM in Azure, added an end point which maps through to port 1433 and set up a windows firewall rule for inbound traffic to connect to SQL server. The next ...
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General network slowness, cause appears to be SBS 2008 generating DCOM errors

I've got a weird issue with a small business network; mostly XP clients, with some 7, and an SBS 2008 server. It runs on a 24 port Dell switch. Ping times from workstation to workstation, as well as ...
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How to prevent Skype DDOS [duplicate]

Is there a way to monitor number of attempted Skype connections on a specified port and dynamically firewall off the offending IPs if they break a certain threshhold within a specific time limit - in ...
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Windows Server: can't connect to File&Print services through PPTP VPN

We have setup a simple VPN server with PPTP enabled and have forwarded correct PPTP 1723 port and GRE 47 on plain Windows Server 2008(NOT R2). Now when I am trying to connect from any VPN client ie: ...
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open IMAP port Windows Firewall

on my windows Server I'd like to install a imap server. Through HTTP the server is reachable, but if I try to connect using IMAP the server does not respond, instead if I disable the firewall it works ...
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IP setting for client computers accessing internet via a firewall/router

I am a bit of a noob, I have a sbs server and client computers connected to a switch that is then connected to a firewall/router. The sbs server creates private ip address for the client computers, my ...
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Is there a way to stop applications changing windows firewall exceptions?

Can you stop applications / components changing firewall settings in windows server 2008? Forcing the firewall to only being manually configured? ( ignoring programs maliciously trying to do it, ...