"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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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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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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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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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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How to simulate network partitions on windows? [closed]

Working on a project which implements a clustering algorithm. One important property of the clustering is to respect guarantees when face a network partition. To prove that clustering works I need a ...
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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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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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How does TeamViewer get through my firewall even though I set it to “No incoming connections”? [closed]

Here is my firewall settings: Clearly, firewall is on for both private and public networks and it is set to "Block all connections including programs on the list of allowed programs". I did not ...
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Making programs use internet proxy settings [closed]

I have a work laptop where everything connecting to the internet goes through a proxy, which is :. The only applications that work are Internet Explorer and Chrome. I downloaded cygwin, and was able ...
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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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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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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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lan to wan connection refused by windows firewall

I have plenty of experience with LAN's and bridges however this is my first time using a WAN style setup... here is a diagram of my network WAN (public ip & 10.1.10.1)---COMP1 (10.1.10.2) ...
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Teamviewer VPN blocked by Windows Firewall

I am using Teamviewer 9 and would like to use the VPN option. I installed it all and it works perfectly only if I turn off the Windows firewall on my VPN target. Teamviewer.exe ia already allowed ...
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Windows Filtering Platform dropping SQL Server connections

I've been investigating connection issues between my web server (Web01) and a database server (Database01). My current setup: Web01 - two NICs, one external (firewalled), one internal (not ...
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How do I open the firewall for my monitoring software to access WMI?

I have a SQL Server machine and a monitoring machine, and I need the monitoring software on the monitor host to be able to read the WMI data on the SQL Server host. (The monitoring software is ...
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Block all traffic, except specific domians, by windows server 2008 R2 firewall

I've got a problem, which I didn't find any other way to restrict all the outbound traffic on my server. I have a web service, which is deployed on a server, alone. This is about one month that I get ...
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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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Firewall rules to allow Hyper V Manager to connect to Hyper V Server 2012 R2?

I moved a Hyper V host into our Servers OU in Active Directory, which has some group policies linked. Now I am unable to connect to the Hyper V host with Hyper V manager. It was working fine before ...
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Mock proxy server on local (With fiddler and windows firewall)

My clients are using a proxy server on their corporation,and I want to set up dev environment for testing development related to proxy issues. So, I want to set up a proxy server which blocks all ...
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Something preventing http requests from public ip addresses from reaching windows 8.1 update iis

I have three Windows hosts on the same private LAN, each hosting an IIS default website. One host is running Windows 7 Pro, while the other two are running Windows 8.1 Update Version 6.3 (Build ...
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connections blocked to remote computer while no user logged on windows 7

A have a bunch of computers, all in the same OU, that are not contactable over the LAN (no pinging, no c$, no computer management, no SCCM connection) while the computer is not being used. The ...
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Is it possible to block shares on a Terminal Server Session?

So i have the following issue. I want to have a very restricted Terminal Server in a domain where a user can log on using RDP and only view certain files (on local TS drive). Its very important that ...
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Can't Remote Desktop on LAN, Firewall Rules in Place, Yet Packets Dropped

I've banged my head for a few hours on this. I'm beginning to move several computers to a new subnet, all Windows 7, all domain joined. On the original subnet (192.168.145.X) everything works as ...
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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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Win2008R2 Firewall will accept incoming connections from WAN but not from LAN

We have a Windows 2008R2 server that suffered a power failure a few days ago. The server is working fine but we are experiencing something strange: When the Firewall is on, the server becomes ...
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Windows Firewall: Remote Desktop block action by local policy

On a fresh domain-joined Server 2012 R2 install I see a peculiarity where an enabled "Remote Desktop" rule is set to Block in the Domain profile: As block rules take precedence over allow rules, I ...
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Cannot access IIS Express from another machine

I can access the IIS express website fine from my local machine, either via localhost, or via its IP address. However when I try to browser to that IP address from another machine, it times out. I ...
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What Firewall Rules for Audit Collection Service in SCOM 2012

What Firewall Ports or Rules do I have to Configure, to enable the Forwarders to Connect to the ACS Collector? When the Firewall on Collector is enabled, no Forwarder can connect to the Collector, ...
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windows firewall & memcached service: open ports on firewall for local use?

memcached is used in local connected via 127.0.0.1:11211 on Windows Server 2008. Everything seems to work without having set anything on the firewall. But, can not understand if i must open 11211 ...
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AWS Override VPC DHCP - Additional Option Sets for RRAS VPN Clients

I am trying to run a RRAS VPN server that pulls from a windows DHCP server running on the same box. I am finding that the AWS DHCP is getting hit first with the DHCP request and it provides invalid ...
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How can I block the SMB (445/tcp) port on Windows 2012R2 Data Center?

I've got an interesting software configuration (Alfresco CIFS) that requires me to block access to the Windows SMB port for proper operation. I tried adding a new inbound firewall rule at the top ...
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Windows 2008 R2 firewall is disabled after boot

I have a server with Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Firewall enabled. When the OS boots, the firewall is disabled and every incoming connection is blocked. So in order to make the server available I ...
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Opening up ports in Windows Server 2012 Firewall for Web Services

I have a website that has been migrated to a new server running Windows Server 2012 but it needs two ports opened so that it can access security web services on another server. I can open up the two ...
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Windows 2008 Server VM stops responding to network connections [closed]

Background I have a Windows 2008 Server guest virtual machine running in VirtualBox on Linux. The guest uses bridged networking (wired ethernet) and has a static IP address on my network. I haven't ...
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Port 445 open to Mac but closed to Linux?

I'm running a Windows 7 Ultimate, and I'm attempting to set up file sharing (SMB). I have a Linux system which can't seem to connect. When running mmap in Linux to scan port 445, I see that the port ...
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Hyper-V Manager can't connect to Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core

A short overview: Server running Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core "Adama", up to date Core is accessible via RDP Running VM with Windows Server Essentials 2012 "Apollo", also up to date and ...
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Get Windows Firewall to allow connection from user coming in via VPN (Routing and Remote Access)

A single NIC Windows Server has a number of services, for example FTP. The same machine is also running Routing and Remote Access to provide VPN/NAT services to remote users. Meaning users who ...
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Remote Computer Management from Active Directory Snap-In fails with DCOM error 10006

So here's a little background. Our system originally started with Windows Server 2003 machines and eventually over time expanded and grew. We still have a few Server 2003's but they're being removed. ...
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Windows File Sharing not working

We have a workstation on our domain that we need to share a printer from, and it's not working. I also set up a shared folder to help with testing. Details: We are on a domain. All operations ...
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Can't open Active Directory Users and Computers, Group Policy settings issues

In the past I've been able to open "Active Directory Users and Computers" to manage the users and computers on our Windows Server 2008 R2 box. We just recently made some changes to our Group Policy to ...
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For an internet-facing, all-roles-in-one Exchange server, what do I need to let through the firewall?

As the result of a recent penetration test, in which we did not fare well, it has been brought to my attention that our internet facing, all-roles-in-one, Exchange 2010 SP3 server has no firewall in ...
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Forwarding Port 54321 to 80 on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am trying to forward port 54321 to port 80 on my Windows Server 2012 R2 box to simulate what my router is currently doing for other machines on my network (forwarding a specific port to port 80 so ...
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Windows firewall blocking network shares through VPN server

I have a VPN server in front of a 172.16.0.0/24 network. On my client side is a 192.168.1.0/24 network. I am able to successfully VPN in to the server network from the client, and I am trying to ...
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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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Why should I remove firewall rule after application exit?

I have a server which listens on port 80 for incoming requests - using HttpListener. I've found that to be able to do that, I need to open up the port (add a firewall rule which enables me to listen ...
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Cannot connect to Remote Desktop from difference subnet

I have a problem about Remote Desktop on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I cannot connect to Remote Desktop from a different subnet. The server is multihomed with two NICs, one connects to the public network ...
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Windows Web Server Login Attempts

We have a cloud web server serving several e-commerce websites, which is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5. We access the server via RDC. After looking at the windows security log I can see ...
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netsh advfirewall set store gpo: %COMPUTERNAME% does not work

I am in charge of a group of computers that process highly confidential data. They cannot be connected to the Internet or even the company network, only a network drive. So I wrote a batch file on the ...