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Windows Firewall Group Policy Problem

I have inadvertently enabled a group policy for security that has turned on the windows firewall on my domain's XP computers. The Firewall settings in control panel are greyed out on the individual computers and I desperately want to turn the firewall off as it is interfering with other programs I need to update from the server. I don't want to allow exceptions for the programs, I simply want to turn off the Windows Firewall on each of the XP pc's. This is apparently done through group policy on the server, but I don't see how or where I can disable the Windows Firewall.

Please help.
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keintpoos
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luv2smileCommented:
The group policy settings are in:

Computer Configuration- Administrative Templates- Network- Network Connections- Windows Firewall- Domain Profile
or
Computer Configuration- Administrative Templates- Network- Network Connections- Windows Firewall- Standard Profile

To turn off the firewall you need to set "protect all network connections" to disabled
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luv2smileCommented:
I would run gpresult.exe on your clients to see exactly where ther policy is coming from.
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keintpoosAuthor Commented:
The policy is coming from the domain, according to gpresult. I do not seem to have the Computer Configuration snap-in. Please excuse my ignorance. Where is it located, or do I need to install it? I know this is the correct answer, as soon as I can figure out how to apply it.
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luv2smileCommented:
Did it say from the default domain policy, if so then:

From active directory users and computers:

Right click the domain- choose properties- click the group policy tab

You will see "default domain policy" and choose edit





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luv2smileCommented:
You can follow this method by doing the same thing to any OU.

If it is not installed, I would suggest installing the Group Policy Managment Console:

http://www.petri.co.il/download_gpmc.htm
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keintpoosAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help.
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