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

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Windows Firewall prevents File and Printer sharing from working

I have a domain-joined machine (Win2K8R2) that I'm using at work, and I'd like to copy some files to my personal machine (Win7) that is currently not on the domain. If Windows Firewall is enabled, I ...
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How to lock down Win Vista Firewall for HTTPS only access?

When I'm on public WiFi (laptop), I want to configure my firewall through its advanced settings to allow only HTTPS web traffic. My first attempt was to block incoming and outgoing by default, then ...
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Firewalling VirtualBox: restrict host inbound connections to guests only

I have Windows7 + Cygwin and VirtualBox. I would open a listening port on the host accepting only inbound connections from the VMs. Note: In many case the server services running on the host can be ...
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Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Cannot Turn-on the Firewall Error Code 0x80070422

When I try to turn-on the Windows firewall, I get the error code 0x80070422 which states "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings." I could not find any solution on Microsoft website. I ...
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Open a port safely in firewall for a PC connected to Internet

This is related to this question PCs in same network can not communicate My real problem was that I have a web application I want to test running in PC1 but I noticed I could not even ping the ...
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Prevent unauthorized network connection

Can another computer (connected to Network B) gain access to my computer (connected to Network A through wifi) via any means? How can I protect myself from such unauthorized connections? I have the ...
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Unable to change Windows Firewall settings

I am unable to access the settings for Windows Firewall on my Windows 7 32-bit computer. I go to System and Security (Start > Control Panel > System and Security) and click on Windows Firewall, but ...
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How to block all applications from accessing a connection in Windows 7 firewall?

I consider myself quite tech-savy but this one gives me real pain. I've connected to VPN through PPTP and I'm attempting to set up firewall rules to block any application from using it. Essentially, ...
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How to Block ALL incoming/outgoing internet traffic EXCEPT streaming to an Xbox?

How can I block all incoming/outgoing internet traffic except streaming to an Xbox 360? For the past few weeks, streaming video files from my PC to my Xbox 360 has started failing, with the videos ...
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windows 7 firewall blocks edge traversal(port forward from router)

I am trying to set up a website on my windows 7 machine. I opened a 'inbound rule' in firewall to open port 8000. When I try to visit the port from another computer in my home network, it works fine. ...
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Windows Server 2008 Firewall - Allow RDP (3389) only from specific IPs

I have a Windows Server 2008 which I would like to access via RDP on port 3389. I make a forwarding on my router, but I would like to allow only my IP to access the port 3389 on the Windows Server. ...
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Windows XP - Windows Update Blocked by company firewall - Can't install driver

My company has blocked Windows update site at the company firewall. However, that also means Windows XP is unable to search on the Microsoft update site for drivers. Therefore, none of the USB devices ...
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ICS for only Specific IP using Firewall

Can I share internet connection just for a couple of specific IPs instead of whole Local Area Network (static IP assigned to all machines). If it's not possible using windows default firewall, is ...
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Automate Windows Firewall “Restore Defaults”

I have several computers that are deployed in my network right now. THey were deployed with a strange issue not allowing remote assistance. The 'fix' is to click the "Restore defaults" link in the ...
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Windows vista firewall exceptions unchangeable

I want to allow a program (iTunes) through my windows firewall, so i check it in the program or port list under the exceptions tab (in my windows firewall settings), then i click OK. When i reopen the ...
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SEP firewall rule import via .xml ?

I've got a Windows Firewall rule defined like below table NameGroupProfileEnabledActionProgramLocal AddressRemote AddressProtocolLocal PortRemote PortAllowed Computers ...
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Windows firewall disable without domain

how to globaly disable Windows firewall on all client's PC from Windows Server 2012 R2 without domain? It is possible? Thank you Dyno
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Windows 7 Firewall blocks incoming connection even though there is an “allow” rule

I'm running a (.net WCF) HTTP Service on 0.0.0.0:60001 and a remote client - on the same network - can't connect. Looking at the windows event log, i can see two related events: Event ID 5152, The ...
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Windows Firewall Annoyance

I dont know why , but my firewall isnt letting anything except for internet explorer connect to the internet, including Windows updates. Whenever I try to open the firewall, it simply says " Due to an ...