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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Why is file sharing over internet still working, despite all firewall exceptions for filesharing being disabled?

Every exception in my windows server firewall that starts with "File and Printer Sharing" is disabled (ordered by name, so that includes domain, public (active), and private profiles). The Network ...
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Is there any danger in disabling windows firewall on a azure worker role?

I'm trying to troubleshoot a bug on our Azure worker role where we occasionally get the error "Unable to read data from the transport connection: An established connection was aborted by the software ...
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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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How to enable FTP on W2008 R2 SP1 for a user who are allowed to “Log on as a service”

I am able to download files from an FTP on Win-CE to W2008 R2 SP1 64-Bit with a batch after creating a Firewall rule: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Allow FTP" dir=in action=allow ...
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Network profile reverts to 'Unidentified' following Windows Update reboot

I have searched high and low for a solution to this problem. I have multiple servers running Windows 2000 Server as well as Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, and 2008 R2. All of these servers are on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 does a Virtual Server handle Firewalling in relation to its host?

I have a host server running Windows Server 2008 and on this I have a Virtual Server (using Hyper-V) running Windows Server 2003. The Virtual server hosts websites specifically. I am trying to use the ...
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Binding IIS site to alternate IP not accessible remotely - OK locally - Windows 2008 R2

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with multiple IPs (4 in total) associated with it. When I bind an IIS web site to one of the alternate ones I can browse too it locally but when I try to do it ...
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How to add port exception range via group policy

I am currently working in a Windows Server 2003 environment. We've recently picked up Spiceworks and are having some issues getting all of the machines on our network scanned properly. So far it seems ...
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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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how can connect from client to sql server 2008 via proxy

I have SQL Server 2008 in dedicated server and all port of SQL Server is blocked with firewall. I have VPS with CCProxy on it. I opened all ports in dedicated server for my VPS server IP. I set proxy ...
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Windows Server 2008 IP block using built-in firewall issue

So here's the situation: I'd like to block one or more IP addresses using native firewall that comes with Windows Server 2008. I opened it, chosen to create a new rule under inbound rules. I choose ...
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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 2008 firewall config

Is there any way to add a firewall rule that essentially says, "deny if remoteip= and localport DOES NOT EQUAL ? I have a network interface connected to a shared network and on that network I only ...
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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 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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Firewall “Connection Security” when there is no trust and NATing between the two computers

First a little explanation of my network topology. I have a internal domain, and edge network domain. There is no trust between the two domains (and IT will not allow a one way trust to be set up ...
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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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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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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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Clickonce applications being allowed through firewall

The company I work for uses an application that is deployed through clickonce. This means that everytime they update said program the program regenerates in a new location ie: ...
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HyperV guest external IP: RRAS NAT on host VS direct access to external network with Microsoft Virtual Switch?

I have Win2008 R2 HyperV host with one physical adapter running a bunch of VMs. I have a subnet of external IP addresses: x.x.x.208 / 255.255.255.240 I used to have the following setup: host OS ...
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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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Setting up Windows Server 2012 Foundation to route all Internet traffic through an OpenVPN connection using RRAS

First of all I'm not (yet) a fully trained IT professional but just a college student so please forgive me if some of the things I'm about to ask might seem "stupid" because the answers are totally ...
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Windows Filtering Platform blocking packets for legitimate traffic

I am running into an issue with traffic from a webapp server to a database server being blocked or filtered. I have allowed inbound and outbound traffic on the needed ip and port with a firewall rule, ...
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Problems configuring winrm without windows firewall

I'm trying to follow this guide to prepare my server to become a chef-client: http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Knife+Windows+Bootstrap When I run commands like: C:\> winrm set winrm/config ...
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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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Windows Firewall Statistics

I am running Windows native firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2. I am looking for a way to get statistics, as the number of time that each rule has been fired etc. I can't find anything in the user ...
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Can't remote desktop into Windows 7 workstation in SBS 2003 network

We have a Windows Small Business Server 2003 network with Windows XP and 7 workstations. Some of the workstations have custom remote desktop ports and the modem/firewall (Netgear DG834) forwards these ...
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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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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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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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Configure Firewall to allow incoming connections to Server Running in a VM

I have Lubuntu running in a VMware Virtual Machine (on a Windows 7 host). Within the VM, I am using the git daemon command to serve a git repository. When trying to connect to this server from another ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Block outgoing traffic of program

I need to run a program on Windows Server 2003. I need all in AND out traffic to AND from this program to be blocked, EXCEPT if the origin/destination is 127.0.0.1. I have to only block this one ...
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Is there a way to diagnose *where* comms to a port on a windows machine is being blocked?

I am developing a system that comprises an email server. I have so far been unable to connect on port 25 (using telnet), despite having checked the following are set up correctly. Connections to port ...
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Block incoming DNS queries using netsh advfirewall

How do you do this with Windows firewall? iptables -I INPUT --in-interface ! lo -p udp --dport 53 -j DROP Ideally, if you can do this with netsh and so that it will survive whatever it is that ...
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Blocking IPs that make excessive connections with Windows Firewall

Is it possible to automatically ban IPs that make more than 5 to 10 simultaneous connections using Windows Firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2? Add: I'm trying to throttle the traffic of the port ...
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IPv6 and Windows Group Policy-based Firewall

So at work we're playing with using freenet6 to get an IPv6 tunnel up and running. That's working great and all, and I've got it set to advertise the route, and all of the test boxes now have ...