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Windows Firewall is a basic port filter built into Microsoft Windows, starting with Windows XP SP2.

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How to manage windows firewall with local admin permission from a domain member machine by overriding group policy limits?

I have here a Win10 workstation machine where I have local admin right. However, I can not create firewall exceptions, because it is not allowed by the local policy. I have permission to alter the ...
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Local Group Policy firewall rules not listed in GPO firewall

I have 100+ rules defined as per LGP. I can see all these rules both in Local Windows Firewall in RO mode as well as in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\FirewallRules. I also can see ...
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I can't add user to the Administrators group

Access is denied occurs if I want to add a user to the Administrators group. If I allow Outbound connections for Domain Profile, adding the user works. What firewall rule do I need, what port to open, ...
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I cant set up two different network categories for two independent network interfaces on windows 11

I have to set two different network categories public and private to two different lan adapters. There are multiple firewall rules that open ports that only shall apply to the LAN. Whenever I execute ...
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How to block port 135 on Windows 11 using Windows Firewall?

I was able to create a rule to block port 135 using Windows Firewall. However when looking at nmap output. The port is still open. How can I successfully block this port on Windows 11? Thanks
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Block MQTT port from windows firewall

I want to block any MQTT transaction from my laptop. I am using port 8883 as mqtt port as i am using TLS. I tried to change the firewall outbound rules and added a new rule to block the connection for ...
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Accessing wireguard VPN endpoint works from WSL2 with mirrored but not from Windows 11 host

I am using networkingMode=mirrored in WSL2 with a couple of wireguard VPNs on the host Windows. 2 wireguard connections (both on wg0) go to two different servers for different sets of 10.x networks (...
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Windows Firewall on WS2016 doesn't accept IPv6 loopback IP

I came to a problem when Windows Firewall on Windows Server 2016 is unable to set IPv6 loopback address to an inbound rule - Scope - Local IP address. The error is: An error occurred while verifying ...
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ICMPv6 Windows Firewall

I've added a simple custom incoming rule in my Windows 10's Firewall to allow all ICMPv6 packets without any limitation, but still https://ipv6-test.com/ reports as filtered. If I disable the firewall,...
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How to allow only requests from ethernet connection to application

I have a Spring boot application that for now accepts requests from all connections on port 8443, Wi-Fi and ethernet. The application runs on a laptop with Windows 10. I want to add firewall rules to ...
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Only allowing specific IP for DHCP OFFER. Blocking all other IPs with Windows Firewall

I`m living in a dorm and somehow the university did not activate DHCP-Snooping on the switches. (Don't ask me why) As expected some non-tech-students plugged in their router and did not turn off their ...
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Default network setting of windows defender firewall

Since public networks is not recommended, why is it always the default choice on my PC? I'm using it at home.
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How can I block all outgoing Windows connection but allow connect to a specific IP address?

I have a (Windows) server and have to block all outgoing connections but only allow connecting a software to a trusted IP address. How can I do that? I added a new rule in Windows firewall to block ...
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FTP access blocked despite rule opened

I am setting up FTP service on a Win 11 Pro machine. I enabled the FTP rules in Windows Defender Firewall as below: However, on a neighboring PC, I couldn't telnet to port 21. But if I shut down the ...
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WIndows 11 firewall rule doesn't seem to work

I have a web server on a Windows 11 Pro PC running on port 12080. I can access http://localhost:12080 just fine, but can't access from any other PC on the same network. I added a firewall rule ...
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How to log the activities only of a specific rule of Windows Firewall from PowerShell Or Other alternatives

I want to monitor network activities only of a specific rule in the Windows firewall. Because the firewall makes huge logs of all the enabled rules which makes it hard to analyze traffic on 1 specific ...
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Are link-local networks considered "public" by Windows?

My Windows 10 computer has an extra network interface attached via USB which is named Ethernet 2 when listed by ipconfig. Ethernet 2 has an IPv4 address starting with 192.254 like 192.254.N.N and its ...
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Old version Adobe Acrobat Reader crashes after 10-15 seconds

I have an old version of Adobe Acrobat Reader and do not want to update. However, when I open a pdf with the program, after 10 or so seconds, the program crashes (independent of which pdf is opened). ...
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Enable Windows Firewall service from cmd, enable UWP apps

it was an experiment with different "system optimazers". I deleted all of them after that. but,then I was surprised: windows firewall is disabled, all UWPs apps can not be opened (include ...
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How to add windows firewall rule like linux interface eth0

Like in Linux adding a firewall rule in UFW for a specific interface say for example sudo ufw allow out on eth0 how do I do the same in windows? command line or even the gui firewall
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How to replicate iptables rules in windows

I want to replicate a specific iptables rules in Windows 11: iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp --tcp-flags RST,ACK -j DROP It seems that Windows Firewall doesn't have this feature and Windows in general ...
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Set-NetFirewallProfile affects Local Firewall Settings (as seen in Control Panel) but not Firewall Policy Settings (seen in Local Group Policy Editor)

Please Note: I'm a novice with Windows Security concepts. Please correct me if I'm not using the right terms as it'll help me improve my google searches. I'm trying to take the recommended actions to ...
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Error when running the command to create recommended inbound WSL firewall rule for use with IDEA- 'interface not found'?

Intellij IDEA cannot 'see' my WSL java installation. I thought firewall rules could be the culprit. (I've previously been using Kaspersky firewall but recently switched to just using windows defender, ...
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Cannot ping Windows Server Wireguard Interface

I've a Windows Server 2019 Std. running wireguard in listening mode on the Internet. Another Windows client at home also runs wireguard. I can ping from server to client, but not the other way round. ...
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Can I safely disable a firewall rule added by Visual Studio Code?

I am starting web development on Visual Studio Code, and I'm using Live Server to test the resulting pages on my browser. I want also to test using my mobile phone connected on the same private ...
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Set Windows Firwall to block all outbound but allow DHCP and web use

I am trying to set Windows firewall to block default public profile, but am having difficulty when outbound activity is set to block by default, despite including allow rules for DHCP and DNS. Failure ...
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Java - Connection exception connection timed out

I'm doing a project using Java Sockets to communicate from nodes to other. Our simulation is configured this way, one machine instantiates multiple nodes of a distributed system and the other machine ...
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Modifying Windows Firewall to send ICMP unreachable

Can I modify my windows Firewall to send ICMP unreachable rather than drop packets? or this is something that is not available in MS windows.
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How to determine cause of connection attempts from a specific Windows service?

On a locked-down Windows 7 test box on a completely isolated test network, I could account for every incoming and outgoing attempted network connection. Then I temporarily installed the PortableApps....
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Windows Firewall Inbound Rule adding scope failure

I have a Microsoft Azure web app with outbound IP addresses: I added these to my Windows Firewall inbound rule: But adding these IP addresses causes everything to fail. Has anyone seen this behavior?...
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How to whitelist WpnUserService through firewall if it keeps changing it's service name

I am using WFC Firewall, which is a wrapper on the native Windows Firewall. Every time I restart my PC, WpnUserService changes its name. Basically, the 6-digit alpha-numeric suffix on the service name ...
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I can't open 443 port

I'm trying to make public an https server with valid SSL. I can access my sites locally from the server's browser. So, it's ok. The page get loaded and SSL appear to be valid. But when I access from ...
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How to force "Private network" in an Unidentified network on Windows 10

I have a workstation with 2 network adapters, one is connected to a domain network, the other one is connected to a device, you can think of this device like a raspberry pi, via an integrated network ...
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Is there a boolean "NOT" operator in Windows Firewall Rules? [closed]

Quick question for setting up Windows Defender Firewall rules: Is there a boolean NOT operator that can be used with IP addresses? What I would like to do is create an outbound firewall rule to ...
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Unchecking app on the protected network connections (under firewall advanced settings - windows defender properties) disabling firewall

So I'm trying to get Hamachi app to connect two PCs via RDP and the only way to do this without disabling firewall was by unchecking the app under protected network connections, but by doing so, I'm ...
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IP addresses doesn't work as scope in custom rule [closed]

i changed remote port in registry on win server 2012. i want specific specific IPs can be used to remote by this port. For this reason,I create a rule in firewall and allow this port and in scope tab ...
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Windows Defender Firewal Incoming Rules issue with definition of Protocol + Port only

i faced today an issue, which makes to me no sense and i would like to ask if you know this issue or if something is going wrong on my setup. I have a Windows Server 2019 and installed an IIS Role on ...
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SSH proxy tunnel not accessing blocked sites on Windows 10 and 11 due to DNS leak?

I have a problem with an SSH proxy. On my Mac, I used the command ssh -D 8080 [email protected] to login to my server, and I set the Mac SOCKS proxy settings to use 127.0.0.1:8080, and it was working ...
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block request from/to google.com to/from my server

I have a Windows server 2008 and I have launched a website on it. when my website open in Chrome browser by anyone , Chrome In addition to opening the website, it also sends my website information to ...
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How to block everything on Windows 10's firewall and slowly allow the things that I only need?

I've had just about enough with all the spying and resource usage behind my back on my Windows machine, so I've decided to consider the plausibility of first blocking all network traffic and then ...
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How to access to a SQL Server Instance from a WSL2 Debian System?

I would like to connect from my WSL 2 Debian System to a SQL Server instance. This is because I want to develop an cossplatform app in Python and make some tests. WSL 1 As far as I know with WSL 1 I ...
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Windows Defender Firewall Blocking Ping

My workstations use Windows Defender Firewall managed by local group policy. Every time I try to ping from this one workstation I receive "General Failure". When I turn the firewall off I ...
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AT&T VPN blocks incomming tcp connections

I got this VPN client from AT&T that I need to connect to some network. VPN itself still works fine, but it blocks all incoming TCP connections from my local network. It look like it uses the ...
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Show Windows Firewall rules for an application in cli

Say, in Windows Firewall GUI I have this - four rules for nc.exe (netcat), two for private networks (one TCP, one UDP), and two for public networks (one TCP, one UDP): How can I dump these four rules,...
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WIndows 10 - How to Enable Windows Defender Firewall with Forticlient installed

I have a remote job for which I occasionally have to use a VPN to connect to the corporate network. My company uses FortiClient for this, and despite Fortinet's best efforts, I've managed to break ...
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How to disable internet connectivity for a particular app/software?

I want to disable the internet connectivity of 'Steam' as my younger brother keeps on downloading video games from the Steam client on my computer. I cannot downright uninstall it as well since his ...
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Windows firewall - stop all programs from accessing the internet with exceptions, ideally in powershell

I'd like to use Windows Firewall outgoing rules to block all programs from accessing the internet except the following: c:\zx\CertifyTheWeb - an app which refreshes IIS certificates World Wide Web - ...
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How to whitelist IPs for Windows Firewall with PowerShell?

Is doing New-NetFirewallRule for each IP address I want to Allow my only option with Windows Firewall and PowerShell? The docs say that -RemoteAddress can only be a single IP address, an address ...
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WSL2 connect to host without disabling the windows firewall

I simply want to connect from my WSL2 Ubuntu installation to my host windows on port 8529. What I tried: Disabled my public firewall. This works but is no option. I added bash, wsl, and the ubuntu ...
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Windows Firewall blocking SMB after a period of time

I have an issue with a restricted terminal machine running Windows 10 that I hope someone can shed some light on. This is on the domain and is restricted in Windows Firewall to only allow Google ...
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