How to configure Windows XP Firewall that comes with SP2
Posted on 2004-08-25
I have a Win 2K DC, with 2K and XP client computers
I have installed XP service pack 2 to my client computers. As most of you know, the firewall is on after the installation is complete. This prevented me from pinging XP PCs in my domain.
I am running some applications that i need to have a connection to XP computers in my domain. For example MacAfee Protection Pilot won't get the status of client PCs, when the firewall is on.
I would like to learn what is the best way to configure Firewall options at XP computers. Are there any group policy settings that i can apply to all XP computers, or any change has to be done at each client computer.
What are the cons and pros of using XP firewall in a domain environment?