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GP Setting to disable Windows Firewall [message #160448] Fri, 28 August 2009 05:29 Go to next message
Peter Marshall  is currently offline Peter Marshall  United States
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Registered: July 2009
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I have noticed that Windows Automatic Updates will sometimes turn Windows
Firewall back on. Is there a setting within a Group Policy that can enforce
the Disabled state?

Peter Marshall
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Re: GP Setting to disable Windows Firewall [message #160450 is a reply to message #160448] Fri, 28 August 2009 06:42 Go to previous message
Syed Khairuddin  is currently offline Syed Khairuddin  Saudi Arabia
Messages: 77
Registered: June 2009

1.Create a new Group Policy object, and give the object a descriptive
name (for example, Turn off Windows Firewall).
2.Select the newly created group policy.
3.Right-click on the newly created policy and select Edit.
4.Expand the Computer Configuration folder, then the Administrative
Templates folder.
5.Expand the Network folder, then the Network Connections folder, then
the Windows Firewall folder.
6.Select the Standard Profile folder.
7.Double-click the Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections
8.Select Disabled, then click OK.
9.Select the Domain Profile folder.
10.Double-click the Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections
11.Select Disabled, then click OK.
12.Close the Group Policy dialog box.
13.In the Security Filter section, click Add.
14.Search for the objects that this group policy will be applied to,
then click OK.
15.Close the Group Policy editor.

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