Windows Firewall is a basic port filter built into the Windows OS.

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Windows Command to check if a remote server port is opened?

I have two Windows Servers.. Server A and Server B. There is a service configured on Server A to listen on port P. Is there a way to check if the port is opened in Windows Server B irrespective of ...
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How to configure Windows 7 firewall outbound rules for symlinked applications?

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. I have set the built in firewall in outbound white list mode (block unless allowed by a rule). Now I'm trying to configure some outbound rules for the built in ...
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Cannot Access My Computer Over LAN

I cannot even ping my computer from another device inside LAN. I've tried the followings: Turned on Network Discovery, File&Printer Sharing, Folder Sharing from Network and Sharing Center ...
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Could not connect to remote MSSQL server

I am having a Microsoft Azure cloud server with Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system and I have a web application running in it. I use this server as a testing server and hence no reserved IP ...
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Check status of “File and Printer Sharing” with script

I am attempting to write scripts that test that status of important settings on my Windows 7 or Windows 10 PC's. Turning the "File And Printer Sharing" setting OFF/ON is well-documented. But is there ...
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Session Variables values getting lost via Firewall

I have deployed an MVC4 web application in IIS web server it works fine. But when the same web server is connected in another remote location after enabling firewall the session values getting lost ...
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Windows Firewall Blocking Allowed Ports

Client is Win 7 x64 Server is Server 2008 R2 I have the following setup and having an issue with firewall that I am quite perplexed about. Client 10.x.x.1 is trying to access active data on remote ...
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How do I except specific ports when using a VPN?

I'm using OpenVPN on Windows 10. I'd like to exclude traffic on certain ports (for example, SSH) from the VPN and instead use the underlying network. Can this be done? On Linux, I'd imagine using ...
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Windows firewall - opening ports by specifying .exe

Normally, you open ports by specifying port number and the protocol - either TCP or UDP. However, Windows allows me to add exceptions by specifying the executable file. How does it work? What happens ...
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What Firewall Rule(s) Will Allow Windows Update and ONLY Windows Update To Work

What Firewall Rules Will Allow Windows Update and ONLY Windows Update to Work For Windows 8.1? If that is not possible please provide the minimum rules necessary and the names of the additional ...
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How to check all open ports

In our firewall (using Windows Server 2008 r2) we've allowed only port 80 and closed all other ports. How can we test if the firewall is only allowing port 80?
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What's with Windows Firewall warning me about wuapihost and prompting about access?

I'm running Win 10 on a little HP Stream 7 tablet and after waking it from a sleep of a whole day got a strange warning from Windows Firewall. It was telling me 'wuapihost.exe' was trying to access ...
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Running Apache on Windows without administrator priviledge when listening only on Localhost

I try to deploy an custom Apache/Mysql/Php bundle to multiple Windows 8 laptop on non-administrator accounts. Apache will listen only to localhost incoming request. i.e. the user will run a browser to ...
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server not visible using IP address

I used to create servers on Unix easily, but windows is giving me fits. My goal is a very simple http server on my local windows machine so that I can access some personal information wherever I am. ...
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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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Does changing program install location make a firewall rule useless?

I have set up a Windows Firewall rule to block a program based on install location. My question is this: does uninstalling then reinstalling the program at a different location make the firewall rule ...
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Protecting Windows 7 PC With Public Interface

I have a Windows 7 PC that has a public interface. Can someone please advice on the best way to protect the PC from hackers etc.. I will be removing it soon but in the meantime I would appreciate some ...
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Almost all sites won't load in Windows 10

Recently my Internet has been acting badly. Basically, I can only load certain sites. Some sites work great, and others don’t load at all. I think this is because some firewall or antivirus thing. ...
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Which program to use to enable SMB for PsExec?

I want to use a netsh command to enable SMB for the use with PSExec. So far I have (all in one line, but formatted for readbility here) netsh AdvFirewall firewall add rule name=PsExec dir=in ...
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Unable to control Windows Firewall

I have no other firewall software installed. Had Panda but removed it when I saw this happen. In the Windows Firewall applet, I'm unable to do anything. Unable to turn on/off. The "Use recommended ...
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Connecting via Remote Desktop to machine with Public network location?

I have two Windows 7 computers connected on the same network via a switch. I'll call one "local" and the other "remote". When I connected the remote computer to my network I chose the network ...
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Windows 10 search & apps stop working when disabling firewall

After installing windows 10 on my new development PC, I joined my work domain (windows), disabled UAC and switched off my firewall. After that my start button had completely stopped working, no ...
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Port Forwarding for 2 HTTP Servers (one of them is on VM)

I have a Dynamic DNS from noip.com and I have installed their client on my home server. I have also installed WAMPServer to use as an HTTP server (for testing purposes only as I'm a web developer) ...
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Firewall setup for FileZilla passive mode [duplicate]

I have this error in FileZilla trying to connect to a server. I have checked and the passive mode is active.I added FileZilla to the authorized application list in the firewall parameters but I still ...
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Windows firewall continues to log a dropped multicast packet, even though the rule matches on port

I have two executables that communicate via UDP multicast sockets on separate Windows machines connected via a hub. Machine 192.168.1.40 is not receiving the messages from 192.168.1.41. I have ...
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why can I not managing to block an IP address in windows 7 firewall?

I pinged google C:\Users\user>ping 216.58.211.164 Pinging 216.58.211.164 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 216.58.211.164: bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=128 Now I want to try blocking that IP ...
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some websites not opening on one network, but on other

i faced this weird problem with my network, i have two networks one is say NetworkA, other is by say Network B.... When i try to open the website wordpress.com and wordpress.org, they dont load ...
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GPO And Windows Firewall

New GPO settings are forcing Windows firewall off. I have a few custom rules set up which are now null and void due to Windows firewall being off. Is there a way that only my user account (not ...
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What is changing my Windows Firewall rules?

I have pretty much explicitly blocked everything in my Windows 8.1 outgoing Windows firewall rules, but the following rules are always enabled again after I restart: ICMPv4-Out, ICMPv6-Out, ...
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How to block one application but with exceptions?

Without resorting to additional software, is it possible to set Windows Firewall to block all outbound connections for just one application except for connections to my local network? In other words, ...
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How to block localhost connection with Windows Firewall (Server 2012 R2) [duplicate]

Is there a way to block a localhost connection with the Windows Firewall ? Thanks.
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Suspicious packets - sport 500, dport 500 and suspicious dst_IP to SEND out

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit with the default firewall. I've noticed many packets sent out with sport 500 and dport 500. (some info shows this port is used for vpn) For example, one of my firewall ...
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Allowing port access on Windows

I have a message broker running on my computer on port 1883. I tried to telnet that port (to test its accssibility) from a computer on the same network but that didn't work. How can I allow other ...
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Why can't I access Open Hardware Monitor's web server from any other device?

I am trying to set up Open Hardware Monitor's web server and am running into an issue. I can't access the webpage on any other machines on my local network. I am hoping you all might be able to help ...
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Can the Windows Firewall forward a request for one port number to hit a service listening on a different port?

Can you set the Windows Firewall to modify an incoming port number? For example, say I have a web server that listens on ports 80 and 443. I also have two different versions of a program... one that ...
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How to add/delete rules in Windows Firewall [closed]

I need to implement a tool which adds and deletes rules in Windows Firewall. The rules can be inbound or outbound, forbidding communication on specified protocols, IPs and ports. I am having trouble ...
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How can I receive e-mails based on certain Windows Firewall events?

Is it possible to receive an e-mail when Windows Firewall logs certain events (such as an inbound connection being accepted for example)?
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How to allow outside connection to specific port windows server 2008 R2?

I've created inbound rule for specific port I also configured router properly. I am sure that everything is OK with router as the applications that added exceptions to firewall working properly. ...
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How to solve ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error

I have recently set my firewall settings to default, and since that moment I can't access the websites hosted on IIS (on my machine or on machines in the same local network as me) from the web ...
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Disable Fortitoken on a Fortigate Firewall

I made an error while configuring my admin account on the FortiGate 60d and enabled forti token for 2 step authentication. Thing is I enabled the wrong token and I do not have that device with me. Now ...
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Enable Remote Desktop in Windows Firewall from command line

note: #command-line tag do not imply batch-file-only, I will accept a PowerShell script or any freely available utility. tl;dr how to unattendedly transform firewall rules exactly to state GUI ...
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Allowing remote desktop connection only by an SSH tunnel

By running an SSH tunnel to a windows remote server connection as described in the following links- ...
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Can I setup Windows firewall to block most websites?

I have a webserver on a local network, and I want to setup a couple of Windows 7 machines so they can see the sites that are on that server (and other things on the local network) but nothing else. I ...
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How to: software firewall exception for Netbeans?

I was installing a plugin for Netbeans (Gradle Support); which in itself went fine. I had already installed it on another computer and am working with it successfully. However, on this particular ...
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Blocking a specific application's access to a specific domain

I want to block a specific application's access to a domain. I would normally do this by adding the domain to my hosts file and having it redirect to localhost, but that will disable all applications' ...
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do i need security center enabled with mcafee livesafe?

Will windows firewall/defender conflict with my antivirus firewall/spyware and slow my shitty comp. I have disabled security center and it runs better but am I vulnerable?
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Rules in advanced Windows Firewall

If I create a rule in advanced firewall settings for certain program, this will allow or block its internet access. But what if there is no rule that allows or blocks this program internet access. How ...
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Why does Firefox create inbound firewall rules?

We were poking around in the Windows 8.1 Advanced Firewall interface and we are noticing that there are two Inbound program rules created for C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Private ...
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Windows firewall allow connect to only 1 IP on machine with multiple IPs

My server has multiple IPs (e.g. 40.1.25.23 - 40.1.25.27). How can I configure windows firewall so that an inbound request to only one of the IPs will be allowed. (e.g. 40.1.25.25)
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Why is the Windows firewall not blocking outbound ports?

I use the following rule to block all outbound communications to remote 80 ports. I want to use this approach to prevent web requests initiated from this computer. But it seems I still can access web ...